In the face of a Donald Trump presidency and a Republican-controlled Congress, obstructionism is a tempting path forward, but it’s not the best path, according to Waxman Strategies Chairman Henry Waxman. He holds out hope that Democrats can find a way to work with the incoming administration to actually improve people’s lives without legitimizing the new leadership’s baser motivations.
In conversation with Dan Diamond for Politico’s “Pulse Check” podcast, Henry discusses the path forward, and what could be in store for health care policy. In what is in his words a “very disorienting moment,” Henry hopes we can center the needs of those most likely to pay the price for Trumpian promises: low-income and middle class Americans.
Listen to the full conversation below, starting at the 25:10 mark.