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Bringing Everyone to the Table: White House Health Care Stakeholder Discussions

Original post made by White House, another community, on Aug 11, 2009

We keep hearing about citizens feeling left out of the loop and demanding Town Hall Meetings etc. Everyone seems to think that Congress or Obama came up with the 1000 pages of The Heath Care Reform Bill out of the Blue, with no checks and balances from the public. Nothing can be further from the truth.

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Posted by Consider the source
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 11, 2009 at 12:31 am

This information is taken from a website that states:

"This is an official U.S. Government Web site managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services."

This is hardly an independent news source with unbiased stats.

So much for "citizen journalism".

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Posted by Ken in South Pleasanton
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 11, 2009 at 11:30 am

A truly 'transparent' process would provide more information about who attended and what was said by whom. Without access to this information the announcement from the government is no better than the phone-in townhall meetings being conducted (?) by our legislators. Obama talks big about transparency...its easy to see through a vacuum.

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