Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal this week took part in a health care debate with Yale students, arguing against single-payer proposals that have been floated.
The Yale Daily News reports that several hundred students and New Haven residents turned out for Jindal's 30-minute speech, which was followed by student rebuttals.
Though he previously kept a busy schedule of event appearances, Jindal, who served as Louisiana governor from 2008 to 2016 and launched an unsuccessful bid for the Republican presidential nomination for president in 2015, has maintained a relatively low profile since leaving office last year.
He announced to friends last month that he had signed on to become an operating adviser for Los Angeles-based global asset manager Ares Management, focusing on the health care sector.
Jindal previously served as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and worked for the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Bush administration in the early 2000s.
He now lectures through the Washington Speakers Bureau, which touts him as "one of America’s most successful public-sector executives and one of the most outspoken voices for integrity in public-service leadership."
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His speaker's bio lists three possible speech overviews: A broad general interest option, health care focus or religion.
The Daily News reports that he made four main arguments against the single-payer "Medicare for all" proposal that some progressives have rallied behind. He also reportedly pitched his own idea for replacing the federal Affordable Care Act, which he previously touted on the presidential campaign trail and across the state of Louisiana.
The Yale Political Union, which hosted the event, said it was barred from sharing video from it due to Jindal's contract with the Washington Speakers Bureau.
According to WSB's website, Jindal's speaking fees vary by event location.