Jayapal Confronts Top Pelosi Aide for 'Inappropriate' Effort to Undermine Medicare for All
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Tuesday directly confronted an influential health policy aide for attempting to undercut the Democratic caucus’s push for Medicare for All.
Jayapal, author of the Medicare for All bill H.R. 1384, demanded to know at a meeting of the Congressional Progressive Caucus why Wendell Primus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s top health policy adviser, derided her proposal in discussions with insurance executives.
“I think it’s really inappropriate for staff representing the Speaker’s office to be undercutting members of our caucus,” Jayapal told Politico after the meeting.
As was multiple outlets including Common Dreams reported, Primus spoke with executives and health policy experts on November 30 at a meeting where he called proposals like Jayapal’s and the broader push toward Medicare for All an “unhelpful distraction.”
April 3, 2019 at 7:34 PM #49263retired liberalParticipant
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The Democrats don’t want actual affordable health care for the unwashed either. Too many of the elected and staff are profiting from the same money train as the insurance and drug companies are. You and I are paying for the excess and the people that are supposed to answer to us, are making us answer to them.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.
April 3, 2019 at 7:42 PM #49271JustSayinParticipant
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M4all will never happen with the present brood of ratscum. Defeat them first, whether you vote R is inconsequential ~ just get them all out
Never expect different result by following the previous steps
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