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There's always a sense that it's a good thing to continue.feedback
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Nov 10 2017
Bill Cassidy has been quoted 111 times. The one recent article where Bill Cassidy has been quoted is Trump administration's relationship with Obamacare: It's complicated. Most recently, Bill Cassidy was quoted as having said, “Even if we passed it in the Senate we would not pass it in the House and the president would not sign... an exercise in futility right now it seems better to kind of continue working through. Chris was great. I had worked with Tim Murphy on the House side and Chris approached me and said can we work on this together and we didn't know each other that well but our staffs worked together… We got something really significant through and it shows we can work on a bipartisan basis and again I thank my colleague.”.
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Sep 25 2017

Our hope is that Maine gets a billion dollars more for four to five years, that we correct some problems that have been evident in Alaska. . . . We're having a hearing to vet these ideas that hopefully Senator McCain will say, Wait a second, we're having a hearing after all.feedback

Sep 25 2017

All of this was designed to as much as possible hold states harmless while benefiting those non [Medicaid] expansion states where there are so many folks who would benefit if the state could afford to provide them better coverage.feedback

Sep 25 2017

I'm hoping Senator Paul would kind of have that epiphany.feedback

Sep 25 2017 - American politics

Whatever the CBO scores [are] will be superseded by another score later this week. So some of what we'll be seeing [Monday] will no longer be relevant.feedback

Sep 25 2017

We give states the flexibility to come up with their own solutions.feedback

Sep 23 2017

We equalize how much each American receives toward her care, irrespective of where she lives. I don't see why a lower-income American in Mississippi should receive so much less than a lower-income American in Massachusetts.feedback

Sep 21 2017

As you present that, I ask: Does it pass the Jimmy Kimmel test? Would a child born with a congenital heart disease be able to get everything she or he would need in that first year of life? I want it to pass the Jimmy Kimmel test.feedback

Sep 21 2017

Yeah, as it turns out, the caps don't contribute – having a cap does not contribute that much to the expense. You can eliminate that cap and it does not really impact the cost of the policy. It does to an extent, but not to such an extent that you have to have them.feedback

Sep 20 2017

Stop using my name, OK? Because I don't want my name on it. There's a new 'Jimmy Kimmel test' for you. It's called the lie detector test. You're welcome to stop by the studio and take it any time.feedback

Sep 20 2017 - Republican Party

All I can say is that if you're in Texas or if you're in Maine, Virginia, and Missouri, there will be resources in your state that you've not had, to provide you coverage and we have protections for pre-existing conditions.feedback

Sep 20 2017 - Obamacare

We have a September 30th deadline on our promise. Let's finish the job. We must because there is a mother and father whose child will have insurance because of Graham Cassidy Heller Johnson. There is someone whose pre-existing condition will be addressed because of GCHJ.feedback

Sep 20 2017

I just don't care about the coverage numbers, because their methodology has proven to be wrong.feedback

Sep 18 2017 - Obamacare

We're trying to set up good policy. Whether it's done now or later, the good policy will still be there.feedback

Sep 18 2017

That is frankly not fair. We equalize how much each American receives toward her care, irrespective of where she lives.feedback

Sep 15 2017 - Obamacare

I'm confident we'll get there on the Republican side. People are coming out and saying they are for it, either publicly or privately. Talking to a few more.feedback

Sep 13 2017

I don't think it's going anywhere. I haven't heard anybody talking about it.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Affordable Care Act

My daughter and me, we have different definitions of adequate funding.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Affordable Care Act

Every American, no matter where that American lives, will ultimately get about the same amount of money to support health care. Right now four states get 37 percent of all the money that is spent on behalf of the Affordable Care Act. We equalize that.feedback

Aug 02 2017

I think just thinking about those families that would be hurt were they not [continued], I think it would be better to continue them.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Trumpcare

Maybe this had to happen to actually begin to have a conversation. Clearly this is a difficult problem, because the president challenged us to replace, not just repeal. And so once you decide that you want to replace, not just repeal, it becomes more difficult.feedback

Jul 28 2017

Certainly Senator McCain knows how to improve the drama.feedback

Jul 28 2017

The three who voted against it have a very negative relationship with the president. He's not one where you'd expect a phone call to make the difference.feedback

Jul 26 2017

My endgame is to have something that is fair to patients across the country. Now, I'm not quite sure how we get there, but I am all for anything that gets us one step closer to that end game.feedback

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 - 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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