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We're trying to set up good policy. Whether it's done now or later, the good policy will still be there.feedback
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Sep 18 2017 Obamacare
Bill Cassidy has been quoted 85 times. The one recent article where Bill Cassidy has been quoted is Republicans Demand Another Vote to Repeal the Affordable Care Act. Most recently, Bill Cassidy was quoted as having said, “That is frankly not fair. We equalize how much each American receives toward her care, irrespective of where she lives.”.
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Jul 21 2017 - American politics

The statement is we will let you know what comes afterward, and at that point we hope you would agree to a motion to proceed.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Obamacare

We need a clean repeal and replace of Obamacare. Here’s how we should do it.feedback

Jul 13 2017

Sen. Graham and I are working on something which we think makes it more likely to pass. So rather than predict failure, I'll just say that we're going to continue to work to fulfill President Trump's promises and see if we can do it.feedback

Jul 12 2017 - American politics

I'm also a big believer in speaking with constituents is important. So folks say we should have town halls and yet want us to stay here more often, so there is a mutually exclusive aspect to that.feedback

Jul 11 2017 - Republican Party

If anything the forces are kind of like that. They're kind of symmetrical. As a physician I kind of have a sense of it and i'm striving to address both.feedback

Jul 09 2017 - Republican Party

I do think we have to do something for market stabilization, otherwise people who are paying premiums of $20,000, $30,000 and $40,000 will pay even that much more.feedback

Jul 09 2017 - Republican Party

We don't know what the plan is. Clearly, the draft plan is dead. Is the serious rewrite plan dead? I don't know.feedback

Jul 06 2017

My concern about marching-in [on patents] is that we would quell that sort of innovation. I think we would be foolish to think that might not be the case. And once you march-in once, it lowers the threshold to march-in on another, so I'm very concerned about that.feedback

Jul 03 2017 - Obamacare

If you wish to chant and stop others from being able to speak or be heard, that is not civil.feedback

Jul 03 2017 - Obamacare

I am doing my best to make sure that we continue coverage, care for those with preexisting conditions, eliminate mandates and lower premiums.feedback

Jul 03 2017 - Obamacare

I do not defend the process. I don't. I just don't.feedback

Jul 02 2017

Our focus cannot be on the tweet. Our focus has to be on that kitchen-table family paying $20,000, $30,000 and $40,000 for their premiums, wondering how they're going to make ends meet.feedback

Jul 02 2017 - Democratic Party

Until a Democrat says they are willing to sign on to the Patient Freedom Act, which allows a blue state to do what they're doing now, but allows a red state to do something different, I'm not sure we're ready for bipartisanship.feedback

Jul 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

We in Washington, we in the country, cannot be focused on tweets.feedback

Jul 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

I wish we weren't doing it one party.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Republican Party

Actually, let's face it. When you saw four people publicly coming out and saying they wouldn't vote for the motion to proceed – and you knew there were others that had concerns that weren't voicing them – you knew it probably won't happen.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Republican Party

Not until the leaders said we weren't going to vote this week.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Trumpcare

Tinkering will not do it. If we do what President Trump suggested, if we put more money back in to try and improve the coverage for those Trump voters who were told on the campaign trail they'd have coverage, their pre-existing (medical) conditions addressed, if we take care of those Trump voters ... then we'll do the right thing.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Republican Party

There's a whole raft of things that people are talking about, and some of it's trimming around the edges and some of it's more fundamental. Right now, they're still kind of, Can we do it?' and I can't answer that.feedback

Jun 28 2017

Tinkering will not do it. If we scale back Medicaid, which is good, we need to make it so that somebody goes off Medicaid for private insurance.feedback

Jun 15 2017

Would I have preferred a more open process? The answer is yes.feedback

Jun 13 2017

When my wife buys jeans, she doesn't get a rebate from Levi's or Lee, she just gets the net price.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Republican Party

There is a concerted effort and will be a concerted effort to stabilize the market. That's the first thing we have to do with those with pre-existing (conditions) and that's a big thing – a first thing and a big thing.feedback

Jun 07 2017

The simple answer is no.feedback

Jun 07 2017

I think it's fair to say that the House bill was something necessary to move it to the Senate, but I don't think that anyone expected that the House bill would define what the Senate did.feedback

May 24 2017 - Obamacare

Congress's focus must be to lower premiums with coverage which passes the Jimmy Kimmel Test. The AHCA does not. I am working with Senate colleagues to do so.feedback

May 23 2017 - Trump Presidency

I don't think the president's budget is going anywhere.feedback

May 22 2017 - American politics

There was a nice discussion the other day about how senior Republican aides think that auto-enrollment is the direction we should go in. On the left, Andy Slavitt said auto-enrollment could be a way to get there. We're changing the conversation.feedback

May 09 2017

I ask, does it pass the Jimmy Kimmel test? Would a child born with congenital heart disease be able to get everything he or she would need in that first year of life? Which is why, on the Senate side, we need to make it work. The Jimmy Kimmel test, I think should be, no family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they can't afford it. Can that be the Jimmy Kimmel test? As simple as that? Is that oversimplifying it?feedback

May 09 2017

We've got to fulfill President Trump's [campaign promise] with coverage that passes the Jimmy Kimmel test. If we do that, we get a American plan, not a Republican plan or a Democratic plan. Would the child born with a congenital heart disease be able to get everything she or he would need in that first year of life ... even if they go over a certain amount? I want it to pass the Jimmy Kimmel test.feedback

May 09 2017 - Obamacare

We need to have something that is cheaper than an Obamacare policy but still gives adequate coverage so that if somebody has a crisis, they have the coverage.feedback

May 09 2017 - Obamacare

If your baby is going to die and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make. I think that's something that, whether you're a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right? Jimmy talked about his son being rushed over to have surgery. Now, I take that as a metaphor. Is your policy adequate? Of course, you can cut premiums if you do what sometimes happened under Obamacare – people got a so-called skinny policy.feedback

May 02 2017 - American politics

I expect the Senate to do something different. I don't expect we'll vote on the House bill as it is. I expect we will put forward our alternative.feedback

May 01 2017

The House has to pass a bill. It'll go to conference committee. I'm sure the administration will be involved. There will be two other times when what the White House is advocating can be addressed.feedback

May 01 2017

I suspect the advocates for the bill will say that's their guarantee. I will insist that the president's pledges be met. And the president pledged that he would take care of people with preexisting conditions.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Obamacare

I think a better approach is to stabilize the insurance pool.feedback

Apr 14 2017 - Obamacare

There's a widespread recognition that the federal government, Congress, has created the right for every American to have health care.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - SCOTUS

Sometimes perception becomes self-reinforcing, and the idea that one would work across the aisle becomes a betrayal to left-wing politics, if you will, which frankly is clearly how this was driven.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Human Rights

It is my understanding that never has there been one filibustered. We can see that those things that have happened, like civil rights, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, that have had an enduring positive effect on our country, have been done in a bipartisan fashion. When it's done with one party jamming it through, much like Obamacare, it leads into years of divisiveness. I think it's another place if we're going to find something that works across the nation, we need to have both parties involved.feedback

Mar 19 2017

The folks who Hillary Clinton called the 'deplorables' are actually those who want better coverage, who we'd be hurting if we don't change this bill.feedback

Mar 15 2017 - Obamacare

The first myth is that replacing ObamaCare creates a 'new' entitlement to universal healthcare or health insurance that did not previously exist. The second myth – cutting funding for coverage means that society saves money. The third – Republican politics demand a paltry replacement or none at all.feedback

Mar 15 2017 - Republican Party

Ronald Reagan said that everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts. The fact is that it is better to pay for the care that someone is going to receive no matter what, so as to maximize an American's potential to contribute to society, than to instead pay for expensive, inefficient, episodic care which watches a patient decline and burdens families and society. We should maximize potential. It is good policy. It is good politics.feedback

Mar 14 2017 - Trumpcare

President Trump said that he wants as many people covered as under Obamacare. He said that health care should be affordable. If there's 14 million people losing insurance, of course it's concerning. I try to avoid hyperbole and adjectives, but it's concerning.feedback

Mar 14 2017

It's pretty eye-popping – 14 million people who will lose insurance in a year relative to baseline. That's something that folks should be a little bit concerned about.feedback

Mar 07 2017

I would want to know the score, you know, what is the coverage and what is the cost, absolutely.feedback

Mar 06 2017

I would want to know the score, you know, what is the coverage and what is the cost, absolutely. I'm trying to be diplomatic.feedback

Mar 02 2017 - Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act is, if you will, a different animal, and Obamacare is a different subset of it. Complete repeal is not what President Trump ran on. President Trump ran on everyone having coverage, caring for those with pre-existing conditions without mandates, at a lower cost.feedback

Mar 02 2017

The American people voted for his vision. More than any other single person in our country right now, he is in sync with the national mood. If folks want to go their own way, maybe they should run for president.feedback

Feb 06 2017

I think we're on track.feedback

Jan 26 2017

People are more optimistic, the stock market's rising, companies are deciding to build, folks look at him approving the Keystone XL pipeline. He said he wanted to create jobs. I think there's a sense that he's working hard to create jobs and I think that's incredibly positive. Those are distractions, and it's dwelled upon; I particularly don't care about it.feedback

Jan 23 2017 - Obamacare

It has been a Republican principle that power is best held by individuals and states, not the federal government. If you can say to a blue-state senator who's really invested in supporting Obamacare, you can keep Obamacare but why force it upon us, we think that helps us get to 60.feedback

Jan 23 2017 - American politics

It has been a Republican principle that power is best held by individuals and states, not the federal government.feedback

Jan 23 2017 - Obamacare

If you can say to a blue-state senator who's really invested in supporting Obamacare, you can keep Obamacare but why force it upon us, we think that helps us get to 60.feedback

Jan 18 2017

Every single nominee has had different positions than the president. I'm ok with it.feedback

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