WASHINGTON, D.C. –“Let’s not water the wine here.”
In his best “tell it like it is” mode, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, (D-9), who represents parts of northern Jersey, got into it with a Republican from Arkansas today at the House Ways and Means Committee hearing into problems with the Affordable Care Act.
Displaying that “take no prisoners’’ attitude of a typical N.J. pol, Pascrell stood and pointed to GOP members and asked them pointedly which one of them wanted to tell parents of 17 million children with pre-existing conditions who are now covered that it is going to be taken away.
Listen and watch as Pascrell blasts governors who refused to expand Medicaid or set up health exchanges.
Gov. Chris Christie has nixed a state-run health care exchange here and opted to let the feds run it.
When Ark. Republican Tim Griffin tries to fight back, Pascrell is having none of it: “Are you serious, or what?’’
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