03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Bennet, Mark Udall Criticize Closed-Door Health Care Sessions

WASHINGTON - Democrats' strategy for merging health care reform bills began to unravel under growing attacks Wednesday, including unexpected criticism from Colorado's two Democratic senators.

Final negotiations on merging the bills began in earnest Tuesday as congressional leaders spent more than eight hours behind closed doors at the White House using a process that bypasses a formal conference committee and cuts out Republican participation.

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