Rep. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) will discuss Republicans’ focus on jobs and repealing the president’s health care law, which is making it harder for small businesses to hire workers, when he delivers the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, June 23.
“The president’s health care law is making our economy worse, driving up health costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire new workers,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said. “Unless the Supreme Court throws out the entire law, we need to repeal whatever is left of ObamaCare and enact common-sense, step-by-step reforms that protect Americans’ access to the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a lower cost. Dr. Cassidy is a leader in crafting step-by-step reforms that address out-of-control health costs, and I look forward to hearing what he has to say in our weekly address.”
“As a doctor who still treats uninsured patients, I know firsthand how the president’s health care law will damage our health care system while raising costs on families and hurting our economy. As we await the Supreme Court’s decision, it is an honor to discuss this important issue with the American people in the Weekly Republican Address,” Dr. Cassidy said. “The American people want patient-centered reforms that give the power of choice and control to the patient, not to a government bureaucracy. After the Supreme Court makes its decision, House Republicans will work to implement reforms which do just this.”
Dr. Bill Cassidy is a practicing physician who serves Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District in the House of Representatives. Dr. Cassidy began his medical career nearly 30 years ago and currently treats uninsured patients at a Baton Rouge safety net hospital. After Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Cassidy led a group of health care volunteers to convert an abandoned K-Mart building into an emergency health care facility providing basic health care to hurricane evacuees. Dr. Cassidy was elected to Congress in 2008 after serving in the Louisiana State Senate and serves on the Energy & Commerce Committee, including the Health Subcommittee. He is married to a retired surgeon, Laura Cassidy, and has three children.