JayapalÂ criticized Republicans for wasting so much time
Congress woman Pramila JayapalÂ on TuesdayÂ said that the Republicans â€œshould sit down and actually work with Democratsâ€ to improve the healthcare system.
In an interview with theÂ Washington Post, Jayapal said that DemocratsÂ were always willingÂ to work with the Republicans, but every time they put forward a plan to repeal and replace.
â€œThey finally have leadership in the House, the Senate and Presidency and will became close they have no plan to actually provide the healthcare. So, now the issue to set down and actually work with Democrats to try something together,â€ Jayapal said.
The Washington 7thÂ District Representative criticized Republicans for wasting so much time in tying to address the health care issue saying they will repeal and replace, without any replacement plans.
â€œIt became very clear that there was no plan that wan any better, and the affordable care act is provided care- health care- access to health care to millions of people across the country. You canâ€™t take that away,â€ she told the Washington Post adding that what we need the focus should be to improve and expand healthcare.
Jayapal, who strongly opposes the Trump Care bill, earlier pointed that if Republican passed the obamacare replacement bill, it will strip 24 million Americans of their healthcare, cut $880 billion from Medicaid, and strip coverage from 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.
â€œThis cruel plan strips American families of their health care, slashed Medicaid and cuts essential health benefits for millions â€“ all while giving massive tax cuts to billionaires. Republicans cannot claim they care about people and support this heartless bill,â€ Jayapal said in aÂ statementÂ last month. â€œThis TrumpCare bill was negotiated by thirteen male politicians behind closed doors. How can it possibly reflect the needs of the American people?â€
The Vice Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee issued many statements regarding this issue and also hosted six Town Halls in locations such as Seattle, Vashon Island, Shoreline, and Burien.