Obama will 'own up' to transparency mistakes during speech

President Obama says he will use the State of the Union to "own up" to mistakes he's made regarding healthcare transparency.

"[T]he health care debate as it unfolded legitimately raised concerns not just among my opponents, but also amongst supporters that we just don't know what's going on," Obama told ABC's Good Morning America. "And it's an ugly process and it looks like there are a bunch of back room deals."
 

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The president added that he will make amends for that failing during his speech to a join session of Congress tomorrow night.

"It's my responsibility and I'll be speaking to this at the State of the Union, to own up to the fact that the process didn't run the way I ideally would like it to and that we have to move forward in a way that recaptures that sense of opening things up more," he said.

Obama repeatedly promised during the campaign that C-SPAN cameras be allowed in healthcare negotiations. Republicans have criticized both Obama and Democrats for not letting cameras in their private negotiations.

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