March 4, 2015

ICYMI: Cassidy Discusses King v. Burwell, Obamacare on Fox And Friends

WASHINGTON –  U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. joined Fox and Friends this morning, before attending the Supreme Court oral arguments in King v Burwell, to discuss conservative ideas to replace Obamacare if the outcome of King v. Burwell leaves millions of individuals without health care.


Dr. Cassidy is additionally discussing his ideas in a series of op eds: Part I, A Better Vision of Healthcare, Part II: King v. Burwell: The Right(s) Response


He has practiced medicine for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.


Watch the video HERE and see excerpts below:  





The Obama Administration Does Not Have A Plan If Millions Lose Their Health Care


“…I think of that woman having chemotherapy, she lost her insurance because of Obamacare. Now her insurance is far more expensive, she only affords it with a subsidy. The way [the Obama administration] set this up, she will enter a period of uncertainty because of events they created… 

“So the Obama administration does not have a plan B. They’ve got nothing to say to them. What Republicans have said in a variety of ways, is that you can bridge until you come up with an alternative to the status quo.


Conservatives Have Plans

“Obamacare tells people what they must purchase and therefore, they’re purchasing things they do not need which drives up the cost of insurance. If you gave those people who needed it, however you define that need, a tax cut or tax credit, with which they can buy the insurance they wish to have: one they have the power of choice, they can truly keep their doctor and the plan that they wish. It also lowers the cost because they are not buying things mandated. They’re only buying what they need…”