In the coming weeks, will Sen. Bill Cassidy protect Louisiana residents from unnecessarily high healthcare costs?
It was not long ago that the Institute of Medicine named six Louisiana cities on its Top 10 list for most expensive places to buy healthcare.
Not only are Pelican State families struggling to pay for their health needs, but they are also not receiving the quality of care they deserve. According to a recent Wallethub study, Louisiana has the nation’s worst health maintenance as measured by cost, accessibility, and outcome.
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy has stirred up a hornet’s nest back in the Bayou State over his Facebook comments of eating a Louisiana delicacy. The Senator had this to say: “Found this raccoon in my backyard. We ate him for breakfast.” He even included a photo of the raccoon. And his Facebook friends went nuts with comments. Who on earth would even consider eating a raccoon?
Last night, the controversy surrounding President Donald Trump, Robert Mueller and his pick for Attorney General got more confusing and more combative.
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According to the just-released Morning Consult poll, Louisiana US Senator John Kennedy has a 51-25-24 percent favorable-unfavorable-uncertain/don’t know rating among Louisiana voters. The more senior US Senator, Bill Cassidy possesses a 48-27-25% rating.
Both US Senators from Louisiana are former Democrats, now Republicans in a strong conservative-Republican state.
US SENATOR APPROVALS
Morning Consult has issued its "definitive" US Senate approval rankings revealing the popularity of the 100 US Senators within their own respective states.
This is what happens when Louisiana loses mighty congressional "secret sauce" or, otherwise known as, "clout"..
by Tom Aswell, Publisher of Louisiana Voice
Long before he took an oath of office to serve first in the Louisiana Legislature and later in the U.S. Senate, Bill Cassidy took the Hippocratic Oath.
But one would never know that from the abomination called the Cassidy-Graham Bill that, if passed would replace the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.
If Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy hadn’t realized it after a decade in politics, he knows it now: these people aren’t your allies, much less your friends.
The die is cast. There’s appears to be a political showdown set for next week. Call it the medical high-noon.
And, Louisiana’s US Congressman William Bill Cassidy, Republican from Baton Rouge, is in the cross-fire.
It is his legislation with Lindsey Graham’s co-authorship that will determine the fate of the Affordable Care Act, aka, Obamacare.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, who is in somewhat of an uncomfortable position, being the governor of the State in which one of the key promoters of congressional legislation on healthcare repeal, US Senator Bill Cassidy, is the key author, has come out against the passing of the current Obamacare repeal legislation.
Here is Governor Edwards's statement: