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Sebelius cannot guarantee openness in health reform talks

New York Times, February 4, 2010

Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, told Congress that she could not guarantee greater openness in negotiations over legislation to remake the nation's healthcare system. Sebelius said administration officials provided “technical support” to Congress, but did not control the negotiations. Her comments came just hours after President Obama affirmed the need for openness in efforts by the administration and Congress to finish work on a health reform bill, the New York Times reports.