About Bill Cassidy
William Morgan Cassidy, popularly known as Bill Cassidy, is an American Physician and politician. He was born on 28th September 1957. Bill is currently serving as the senior senator from Louisiana.
He belongs to the Republican Party and served as a Louisiana state senator from 2006 to 2009. Also, he served in the United States House of Representatives from 2009 to 2015.
Bill Cassidy was born to Elizabeth and James F. Cassidy with his three other siblings in Highland Park, Illinois. He studied and completed a Bachelors’s degree in Science from Louisiana State University in 1979. Also, he got a Doctor of Medicine from LSU School of Medicine in 1983.
Bill Cassidy’s Net worth
According to a 2018 report, Bill Cassidy’s net worth graph is falling drastically with a negative figure of -$1,115,971. In 2008, his net worth was a whopping $2.24 million. In the following years, his net worth increased, making $3.18 million in 2010. After this, it was either stagnant or decreased till 2017 when it dropped straight from $1.69 million to -$1.12 million. The recent years’ reports are still known.
The career of Cassidy
With his Doctor of Medicine degree, he pursued his profession in medicine at first. Cassidy specialized in the treatment of liver diseases. In 1998, Cassidy started a clinic called Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic. The clinic aims to help the poor and uninsured residents of the Baton Rouge area with free healthcare. Through this fantastic platform, needy patients were provided with doctors who treated their problems free of cost.
He also opened non-profit healthcare centers in schools for their proper vaccination. He did exemplary work during Hurricane Katrina by turning a K- Mart into an emergency healthcare facility. This made the suffering easier, giving on-time help to the victims.
The former democrat and an avid supporter of Michael Dukakis got first elected to Louisiana State Senate in 2006 as a republican. In 2013, Cassidy made remarks about Mary Landrieu claiming his donation to be a “youthful indiscretion,” adding to this, he also said she “got elected and fell into partisan politics… Louisiana hasn’t left Mary, and Mary has left us.”
He blamed the inefficiency of bureaucracy and the public hospital system. Also, he mentioned the extinction of conservative democrats as another reason to switch parties.
Cassidy won a special election in November 2006 for the District 16 seats from the Louisiana senate. With 76% votes in his favor against a fellow republican, Cassidy won the re-election for a full 4-year term.
During his tenure in the United States Senate, Cassidy served in various committees like the Finance Committee, the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Veterans Affairs Committee.
In 2020 re-elections, Cassidy again won the seat for tern in the United States Senate. Cassidy worked for people in tough times as a natural disaster and proved as a people leader. He worked hard to lower the cost of health care. Cassidy initiated several coastal restoration projects to protect Louisiana families from natural disasters. His efforts to reform our nation’s mental health system didn’t go in vain.
Bill Cassidy Personal life
Bill Cassidy married Dr. Laura Cassidy, and they both are parents to three children. Bill’s wife, Dr. Laura, did great social work by opening a Public Charter School to help children with dyslexia learn. Earlier, Laura was a specialized surgeon of breast cancer.
Cassidy and his wife Laura worked in the same hospital during the early 1990s. While Laura was the head of surgery at the Earl K. Long Medical Center, Cassidy worked as a gastroenterologist. They both serve as members of The Chapel on the Campus. It is a nondenominational Christian church.
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