Senator William Morgan Cassidy is an American physician and politician. He has been serving as a senior senator, United States from Louisiana under the Republicans since 2014. He was a member of the Louisiana State Senate from 2006 to 2009. He was also in the House of Representatives, the United States from 2009 to 2015.
Cassidy was born in Highland Park, Illinois, on September 28, 1957. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at Louisiana State University in 1979. Senator Bill Cassidy also received a medical degree at the LSU School of Medicine in 1983.
Sen. Bill Cassidy defended his vote to convict former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, a vote for which he faced backlash from his party.
Cassidy worked at the Earl K. Long Medical Center as a liver disease specialist. He also worked as a professor at the Louisiana State University’s School of Medicine in 1990.
In 1998, Cassidy co-founded the Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic. The clinic offered free healthcare to uninsured residents of the area. He was also involved in setting up Health centers in Schools in East Baton Rouge. The nonprofit Health Centers provide vaccination for children against viral and contagious diseases.
In 2005, Senator Bill Cassidy led a group of volunteers to provide emergency medical care to hurricane victims. In 2010, LSU selected him for the honoris causa membership in Omicron Delta Kappa.
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Bill Cassidy Quotes on Politics/Trump/Power/President
I think that was 2020 when he(Trump) had the levers of power, which won’t be the case then( if he runs in 2024).Bill Cassidy
As far as I’m concerned, the more power we push back to the patient, the individual, the American citizen, the more responsive the system is to her needs. ‘Obamacare is responsive’ is like a hammer is responsive to a piece of glass.Bill Cassidy
Anyone who listened to President Trump’s legal team saw they were unfocused, they attempted to avoid the issue. And they talked about everything but the issue at hand.Bill Cassidy
The House managers had much stronger constitutional arguments, the president’s team did not.Bill Cassidy
If we are a nation of laws and this is the Constitution and this is the law and this is how it breaks out and the courts have ruled, then President Biden is going to be our next President, as Abraham Lincoln said, a house divided by itself can not stand.Bill Cassidy
The president’s team did not reach out to anybody in our group, either Democrat or Republican when they fashioned their proposal, so if you want unity, if you want bipartisanship, you ought to start with a group that’s shown it’s willing to work together for a common solution.They did not.Bill Cassidy
Our nation, our conservative movement, our Republican Party can’t stand if we are divided against ourselves. So at some point we have to come together for all of those reasons.Bill Cassidy
The President speaks in such a way, people are not going to inject themselves. And when I hear this kind of conversation around that, I think to Bill Cassidy, we should be talking about how we use data to guide where we can reopen the economy, not about what The President said on Lysol because really no one is going to inject themselves with Lysol.Bill Cassidy
I don’t want to establish the precedent that we can un-honor somebody in the future.Bill Cassidy
That’s not what President Trump promised, that’s not what Republicans ran on.Bill Cassidy
I think different presidents have different ways of governing. We just have to respect that.Bill Cassidy
Politics is about the art of the possible.Bill Cassidy
You become a senator not by being passive but by being active, and all of a sudden, we’ve got a whole group just deciding to sit on their palms.Bill Cassidy
President Trump has said he will not sign a bill which does not protect those with pre-existing conditions. I’m a physician who worked in a public hospital for 25 years caring for those with pre-existing conditions.Bill Cassidy
Rather than defending the Constitution, President Trump was actively subverting the peaceful transfer of power, which is a bedrock principle of the ConstitutionBill Cassidy
Bill Cassidy Quotes on Equality/Economy
I personally anticipate it will be in future packages, this is critical to financial health being restored for municipalities to provide essential services, so that employers and employees can restore their financial health.Bill Cassidy
Refineries employ thousands of energy workers in Louisiana, and increasing their compliance costs will put jobs in jeopardy.Bill Cassidy
If someone has money, they can put their child in a private school, paying tens of thousands of dollars for tuition. But their child’s needs are met. What is lacking is options for that single mom with three kids, or just that intact family but lower income.Bill Cassidy
FDR, as best as I can tell, had no kind of involvement at all in our conversion to paper currency.Bill Cassidy
Bill Cassidy Quotes on Healthcare
One of the clear problems of Obamacare is that it was perceived, I think rightly, as one party forcing its vision of how healthcare should be upon the rest of the country.Bill Cassidy
The CHIP program, even if the parliamentarian says nothing else is allowed – and that is a possibility – CHIP, which no state ever complains about, gives a lot more flexibility than Obamacare and allows the secretary of HHS to give waivers.Bill Cassidy
When it comes to local conditions, if my hospital’s full vaccination rate is low and infection rate is going crazy, we should allow local officials to make those decisions best for their communities.Bill Cassidy
Whenever politicians mess with public health, usually it doesn’t work out for public health, and ultimately it doesn’t work out for the politician, because public health suffers and the American people want public health.Bill Cassidy
Patients should be the reason for the care, not an excuse for the bill, this is a bipartisan solution ensuring patients are protected and don’t receive surprise bills that are uncapped by anything but a sense of shame.Bill Cassidy
There is a federal statute requiring that vaccine information statements should be given. That is a federal requirement, and in the name of liberty we should rely therefore upon states and localities to make a further requirement, but they typically do require an informed consent. So that’s important to know, not to be misled by… not to be misled regarding that.Bill Cassidy
The requirement is just that you can not enter school unless you’re vaccinated, now, if you’re such a believer in liberty that you do not wish to be vaccinated, then there should be a consequence, and that is that you can not infect other people.Bill Cassidy
We are going to protect those with pre-existing conditions, but we will do it by lowering premiums, and not by giving crumby coverage, but rather by having adequate coverage.Bill Cassidy
When I turn 55, I’m going to be on Medicare. I can call up and tell them I don’t want to be on Medicare, but otherwise, I’ll be on Medicare. So they use this kind of automatic enrollment. We give states the option of automatically enrolling those who are eligibleBill Cassidy
You can lower premiums in a variety of ways, but one way to lower premiums is to just give people lousy coverage.Bill Cassidy
Every insurer must offer every individual a plan and ensure each patient with pre-existing conditions has access to ‘adequate and affordable health insurance coverage.Bill Cassidy
We can bring health care back to the states and bring power back to patients. I think of that commercial from 1984 when Apple took a hammer and broke the screen.Bill Cassidy
Bill Cassidy Quotes on Foreign Policy
People are using it to gin up their base to distract from disastrous policies in Afghanistan, maybe for fundraising appeals.Bill Cassidy
Withdrawing troops placed to protect others recognizes that friendship and support is a two-way street.Bill Cassidy
Other Bill Cassidy Quotes
Our members, and sportsmen across the country, have serious concerns about Mrs. Stone-Manning’s nomination, she has been asked repeated questions about her past actions, but Mrs. Stone-Manning has not always been forthcoming or transparent with her answers.Bill Cassidy
We know from bitter experience with Hurricane Laura that aid can be delayed too long.Bill Cassidy
How can I vote for cloture when the bill isn’t written? unless Senator Schumer doesn’t want this to happen, you need a little more time to get it right.Bill Cassidy
We’re going to introduce a bill tomorrow night.Bill Cassidy
I thank everyone for their concern and prayers. I was lucky and blessed, now Hurricane Laura recovery is Hurricane Laura recovery and relief and addressing Coronavirus for others.Bill Cassidy
I’ve not seen a plan on how we reopen schools. So that’s my concern.Bill Cassidy
Jimmy doesn’t understand, not because he’s a talk show host — because we’ve never spoken.Bill Cassidy
I have no illusions that this is a popular decision. I made this decision because Americans should not be fed lies about ‘massive election fraudBill Cassidy
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