In a White House press briefing held in Naypyidaw, Burma, White House press secretary Josh Earnest told Fox News correspondent Ed Henry the debate over Obamacare was “extraordinarily transparent.”
HENRY: Didn’t the president promise unprecedented transparency?Why would one of the architects of the law [MIT economist Jonathan Gruber] suggest that you were misleading people?
EARNEST:Well, I’m not sure, frankly, Ed. The fact of the matter is the process associated with writing and passing and implementing the Affordable Care Act has been extraordinarily transparent. We all sat through many town hall meetings and discussions where this piece of legislation was vigorously debated by people on both sides. There was even a meeting that the president convened at Blair House with Republicans to discuss this policy proposal .It was, as you know, broadcast by C-SPAN.