US Senator (R-LA)
Bill Cassidy is a US senator for Louisiana, elected in 2014. He served three terms in the US House of Representatives, beginning in 2008, and in the Louisiana State Senate from 2006 to 2008. A gastroenterologist, Cassidy has for nearly three decades provided care for uninsured and underinsured patients in Louisiana’s charity hospital system. He co-founded the Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic, which provides free dental and health care, and created a private-public partnership to vaccinate area children against Hepatitis B at no cost. Cassidy led volunteers in providing basic health care to Hurricane Katrina evacuees and taught medical students and residents at LSU Medical School and Earl K. Long hospital.