Senator Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana), one of the architects of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson healthcare proposal, explained to Brian Kilmeade how this bill not only returns healthcare power back to the states but puts a stake in the heart of the single payer system. Cassidy said he is confident Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will help support this bill. President Trump and Vice President Pence are also on board along with republican governors who have been making phone calls to help garner support. Cassidy also compared President Trump working with democrats to President Reagan's meetings with various democrat leaders to help push his agenda forward.
Plus, Senator Cassidy on why he supports a preemptive strike against North Korea's missile sites and Susan Rice admitting she unmasked senior Trump officials.
Senator Cassidy on if he supports a preemptive strike against North Korea
(Kilmeade) Would you support blowing up a missile before it actually launches in Korea?
(Cassidy) We have to have the intelligence, by the way yes, simple answer, yes. We know that that thing is going to be launched and is locked and loaded and it's got something bad on top of it, you preemptively go after that missile, absolutely. You also want to make sure that they're just not throwing something up in the air that's going to explode as soon as it lifts off, we have to trust our intelligence services to know that. We know where they keep their nuclear warheads, I suspect we can see when they're transporting them, we should use that information to guide our action.
Senator Cassidy on how the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill improves the Doctor patient relationship
(Cassidy) The doctor patient relationship has to be the center of it. We are taking Ted Cruz's amendment which was originally in the Cassidy-Collins bill, Ted's put it in and we're going to allow a state the prefund the health savings account to allow the patient to choose the doctor of her choice, the insurance plan of her choice, we think it's a better way to go, she's going to have the power when she has the power the system is going to line up to serve her, not a Washington bureaucrat
Senator Cassidy on the biggest change to Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson since he started working on the bill
(Cassidy) As opposed to the kind of tax credit that people you know the money goes to the insurance company and the insurance company gives you a policy, we block grant money to the state we let the state come up with a solution.
(Kilmeade) How are the private insurance companies going to be affected?
(Cassidy) Oh they're going to be they're going to do great because the state doesn't have to put somebody on Medicaid they can put them into private insurance or they can help somebody whose lower income of for the plan they can get through their employer. we think we end up strengthening the private insurance market. States can also do things like Maine and Alaska did with so called invisible high risk pools.