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Bill Cassidy

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Bill Cassidy

US Senator, Louisiana
Bill Cassidy

Dr. Bill Cassidy grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and attended Louisiana State University (LSU) for undergraduate and medical school. In 1990, Bill joined LSU Medical School teaching medical students and residents at Earl K. Long Hospital, a hospital for the uninsured. During this time, he co-founded the Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic, a clinic providing free dental and health care to the working uninsured. Bill also created a private-public partnership to vaccinate 36,000 greater Baton Rouge area children against Hepatitis B at no cost to the schools or parents. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Bill led a group of health care volunteers to convert an abandoned K-Mart building into an emergency health care facility, providing basic health care to hurricane evacuees. Bill was elected to the Louisiana State Senate in 2006, the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008, and the U.S. Senate in 2014. In the Senate, Bill has focused on lowering health care costs, reforming our mental health system, and other priorities to improve Americans' lives. Bill is married to Dr. Laura Cassidy, a retired general surgeon specializing in breast cancer. Together, they have three children.