WASHINGTON—Last night, US Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) spoke on the Senate floor to explain the “Kimmel Test” and expressed the need to have a working health care plan that fulfills President Trump’s contract with the voters to protect those with pre-existing conditions, bring down premiums, and maintain coverage without mandates.
“We are going to protect those with pre-existing conditions, but we will do it by lowering premiums and not by giving crumby coverage, but rather by having adequate coverage,” said Dr. Cassidy. “If our approach passes the Kimmel test then we feel like it is a way to go.”
Cassidy called for Democrats to stop being passive and get engaged in the process:
“We don’t need 12 Democrats, we don’t need eight Democrats, we can have three Democrats, four Democrats, anyone who cares enough about the people in their state, and their premiums rising 20 to 40 percent per year, that they will put aside all the pressure from a political base and say that ‘the people of my state are more important than the political pressure I may feel’ and they will step forward to influence the final product,” said Dr. Cassidy.
To watch the speech, click here.