White House: Governors not welcome to participate in health care summit 

Governors aren't welcome to participate in the health care summit, according to a tweet from House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio:

WH has advised Boehner only Members of Congress may participate in #hc summit. No governors. Apparently Washington knows best.

I called to confirm with Boehner and the White House, and will update once more information is available. Shutting out state governors, from Deval Patrick, D-Mass., to Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., would be foolish -- their experience (and subsequent problems) with health care is valuable to the discussion.

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