September 19, 2017

Cassidy Responds to Gee Letter

Today, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) released a statement in response to a letter released last night by Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health Rebekah Gee.


See Dr. Cassidy’s statement below:


“If Dr. Gee had called and asked how this bill would impact Louisiana, she could have been walked through as to why her concerns are unfounded. Instead, she chose to echo a left wing think tank which is working to preserve Obamacare. On the other hand, on one thing, the letter is correct. Our proposal spends less money than Obamacare. We eliminate the penalties paid by individuals and business which do not conform to Obamacare mandates. If Dr. Gee thinks that more money is needed, she should suggest that these taxes be re-imposed on state level. For the record, I oppose this as 58% of individual mandate penalties are paid by families earning less than $50,000 per year. I think these families should be helped, not penalized.”