Whatever Happened to Informed Consent?

After months of shamelessly pledging to “broadcast health-care negotiations on C-SPAN so that the American people can see what the choices are,” the president has decided to forgo a formal conference committee for reconciling the House and Senate bills — thereby shutting out congressional opposition and the American people alike.

This follows a 1:00 a.m. Sunday night (Monday morning) cloture vote in the Senate and the breaking of at least 13 other health-care promises.

But the larger point is this: The administration and the Democratic Congress don’t think that there is any need to be at all transparent or responsive, or that the American people have a right to know what’s going on.

Do you really think that the product that such a process yields would leave you in control of your own health-care dollars and your own health care?

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