by Locker Room contributor
The C-Span founder wrote to leaders of both parties in Congress Dec. 30, urging them to allow health care negotiations to be televised.
Since the initial introduction of the America?s
Affordable Health Care Act of 2009 in the House and the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act in the Senate, C-SPAN has televised literally hundreds of hours
of committee hearings, mark ups and floor debate on these bills for the
public to see. And importantly, we have archived all of this video for
future generations to study in the C-SPAN Video Archives.
President Obama, Senate and House leaders, many
of your rank-and-file members, and the nation?s editorial pages have
all talked about the value of transparent discussions on reforming the
nation?s health care system. Now that the process moves to the
critical stage of reconciliation between the Chambers, we respectfully
request that you allow the public full access, through television, to
legislation that will affect the lives of every single American.
We hope you will give serious consideration to this request.
Sen. Reid, Speaker Pelosi, your move. (HT: National Review’s Doctor! Doctor! blog)