Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) joined the Brian Kilmeade Show today to talk healthcare, which is extra fitting because he is also a doctor. Sen. Cassidy states, "Our system is totally in favor of vested interests." "We have to give patients the power. And I'd like to tell you the Republican plan should just give power to the patient. I contrast that with the Democratic presidential candidates. They want to have power over the patients. They want to tell the patient you can't have this type of insurance, you must have that type. Republicans are going the other way. We have to give patients the power. Any Republican plan should give power to the patient."
Sen. Cassidy also believes "Nancy Pelosi would not consider any bill we put forward unless it's Medicare for all, and that's power over the patient - not power to the patient." When it comes to what Republicans can do in regard to healthcare, Sen. Cassidy says that any Republican plan should be bipartisan, have price transparency, and eliminate surprise medical billing, adding that this is the first time anyone (President Trump) has made this kind of effort to give power to the patient.
Sen. Cassidy also weighed in on reaction to U.S. Attorney General William Barr's summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian collusion, saying "At some point the conspiracy theory people are going to find a theory to conspire about... The Democratic House has driven their entire 'you must vote for us and give us money' based on this theory of collusion."