Since last fall, many of the leading figures in the nation’s long-running health care debate have been meeting secretly in a Senate hearing room. Now, with the blessing of the Senate’s leading proponent of universal health insurance, Edward M. Kennedy, they appear to be inching toward a consensus that could reshape the debate.
I understand that some initial public policy debates have to take place in private. But, I’m not a big fan of secret meetings. Remember Hillary Clinton’s secret health care team?That process didn’t work out too well for anyone.
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