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Obamacare: Secret Deals and Broken Promises

May 24, 2012

In 2008, then-Candidate Barack Obama promised to usher in an era of transparency, "put an end to the game playing" in Washington, and broadcast health care negotiations on C-SPAN. The Energy and Commerce Committee launched an investigation more than a year ago to allow Congress and the American public to understand whether he upheld his promises when writing legislation that fundamentally transformed the nation’s health care system. A new video from the committee examines those promises and the confusion and conflicting information surrounding the closed-door negotiations that led to enactment of the law.