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Ayanna Pressley on Health Care

 

 


Pushed for federal COVD testing to gather race statistics

I called Ayanna about soe question [regarding COVID testing that was being set up by the federal government]. What did she know? What had she heard? Who had access to the tests and who didn't?

The more we talked, the more concerned we both became. Who was getting tested? Gender and age--that kind of information was being collected systematically. But other information like race and ethnicity, was either very spotty or not collected at all, especially at the federal level. And this could be important. If, for example, white communities had plenty of tests available and black and brown did not, there would be no way to know.

Source: Persist, by Elizabeth Warren, p.168 , May 4, 2021

Gather COVID testing info for race & ethnicity

I called Ayanna about the question [of COVID testing]. Who had access to the tests and who didn't? The more we talked, the more concerned we both became. Who was getting tested? Gender and age--that information was being collected systematically. But other information--like race and ethnicity--was either very spotty or not collected at all. And this could be important. If, for example, white communities had plenty of tests available and black and brown did not, there would be no way to know.
Source: Persist, by Elizabeth Warren, p.168 , May 4, 2021

Healthy MOMMIES Act: expand Medicaid

From the most local to the highest federal offices, candidates are expected to reflect the melange that is America. During 2018, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Representative Pressley [both] defeated ten-term Democratic incumbents. Pressley campaigned on a platform of being more responsive to the increasingly diverse legislative district.

New congressional leaders have each made their mark by advocating for legislative issues that propelled them to victory. For representative Cortez, her promotion of the Green New Deal capitulated the resolution into national discourse. Representative Pressley, who ran on a platform of expanded access for the poor and minorities, has introduced legislation, known as The Healthy Mommies Act, to expand Medicaid coverage in an attempt to provide comprehensive parental, labor and post-partum care with an extension of existing medical pregnancy funding and tackle maternity morality, which kills black women at a rate three times higher than white women.

Source: Our Time Is Now, by Stacey Abrams, p.145-6 , Jun 9, 2020

Obamacare should be further implemented

Ayanna believes that we must defend the gains made under Obamacare, and that we must push further to implement a Medicare for All system that will make healthcare even more accessible.
Source: 2018 MA 7th House campaign website AyannaPressley.com , Jul 4, 2018

Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey.

Pressley opposes the PVS survey question on repealing ObamaCare

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 18PVS-5 on Aug 1, 2018

2021-22 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Health Care: Ayanna Pressley on other issues:
MA Gubernatorial:
Ben Downing
Bill Weld
Bob Massie
Charlie Baker
Dan Wolf
Danielle Allen
Deval Patrick
Don Berwick
Geoff Diehl
Jay Gonzalez
Jesse Gordon
Karyn Polito
Lawrence Lessig
Martha Coakley
Marty Walsh
Richard Tisei
Seth Moulton
Setti Warren
Shiva Ayyadurai
Sonia Chang-Diaz
Steve Grossman
Tom Menino
Warren Tolman
MA Senatorial:
Beth Lindstrom
Ed Markey
Elizabeth Warren
Geoff Diehl
Heidi Wellman
Joe Kennedy III
John Kingston
Kevin O`Connor
Shannon Liss-Riordan
Shiva Ayyadurai
Republican Freshman class of 2021:
AL-1: Jerry Carl(R)
AL-2: Barry Moore(R)
CA-8: Jay Obernolte(R)
CA-50: Darrell Issa(R)
CO-3: Lauren Boebert(R)
FL-3: Kat Cammack(R)
FL-15: Scott Franklin(R)
FL-19: Byron Donalds(R)
GA-9: Andrew Clyde(R)
GA-14: Marjorie Taylor Greene(R)
IA-2: Mariannette Miller-Meeks(R)
IA-4: Randy Feenstra(R)
IL-15: Mary Miller(R)
IN-5: Victoria Spartz(R)
KS-1: Tracey Mann(R)
KS-2: Jake LaTurner(R)
LA-5: Luke Letlow(R)
MI-3: Peter Meijer(R)
MI-10: Lisa McClain(R)
MT-0: Matt Rosendale(R)
NC-11: Madison Cawthorn(R)
NM-3: Teresa Leger Fernandez(D)
NY-2: Andrew Garbarino(R)
NY-22: Claudia Tenney(R)
OR-2: Cliff Bentz(R)
PR-0: Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon(R)
TN-1: Diana Harshbarger(R)
TX-4: Pat Fallon(R)
TX-11: August Pfluger(R)
TX-13: Ronny Jackson(R)
TX-17: Pete Sessions(R)
TX-22: Troy Nehls(R)
TX-23: Tony Gonzales(R)
TX-24: Beth Van Duyne(R)
UT-1: Blake Moore(R)
VA-5: Bob Good(R)
WI-5: Scott Fitzgerald(R)
Incoming Democratic Freshman class of 2021:
CA-53: Sara Jacobs(D)
GA-5: Nikema Williams(D)
GA-7: Carolyn Bourdeaux(D)
HI-2: Kai Kahele(D)
IL-3: Marie Newman(D)
IN-1: Frank Mrvan(D)
MA-4: Jake Auchincloss(D)
MO-1: Cori Bush(D)
NC-2: Deborah Ross(D)
NC-6: Kathy Manning(D)
NY-15: Ritchie Torres(D)
NY-16: Jamaal Bowman(D)
NY-17: Mondaire Jones(D)
WA-10: Marilyn Strickland(D)

Republican takeovers as of 2021:
CA-21: David Valadao(R) defeated T.J. Cox(D)
CA-39: Young Kim(R) defeated Gil Cisneros(D)
CA-48: Michelle Steel(R) defeated Harley Rouda(D)
FL-26: Carlos Gimenez(R) defeated Debbie Mucarsel-Powell(D)
FL-27: Maria Elvira Salazar(R) defeated Donna Shalala(D)
IA-1: Ashley Hinson(R) defeated Abby Finkenauer(D)
MN-7: Michelle Fischbach(R) defeated Collin Peterson(D)
NM-2: Yvette Herrell(R) defeated Xochitl Small(D)
NY-11: Nicole Malliotakis(R) defeated Max Rose(D)
OK-5: Stephanie Bice(R) defeated Kendra Horn(D)
SC-1: Nancy Mace(R) defeated Joe Cunningham(D)
UT-4: Burgess Owens(R) defeated Ben McAdams(D)

Special Elections 2021-2022:
CA-22: replacing Devin Nunes (R, SPEL summer 2022)
FL-20: replacing Alcee Hastings (D, SPEL Jan. 2022)
LA-2: Troy Carter (R, April 2021)
LA-5: Julia Letlow (R, March 2021)
NM-1: Melanie Stansbury (D, June 2021)
OH-11: Shontel Brown (D, Nov. 2021)
OH-15: Mike Carey (R, Nov. 2021)
TX-6: Jake Ellzey (R, July 2021)
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