At today’s Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health hearing, Avik Roy tussled with Charlie Rangel when the New York Democrat tried to tell Roy what Roy does for a living.
“No, I’m not a lobbyist,” Roy responded. “I’m a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a nonpartisan policy research institute where I have actually articulated alternatives to the Affordable Care Act to provide universal coverage.”
Rangel continued to question whether Roy is paid to take certain positions. “I don’t get paid to advocate any particular position,” Roy explained.