Louisiana senators are backing President Trump's health care plan

MONROE, La (KNOE) - Republican Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy want to see a bill passed by congress that will give states power over health care.
It's an effort they can only get done with more votes on both sides of the aisle.

"I do think we will because status quo is not sustainable," Cassidy said.

Bill Cassidy said the GOP will get something done on Healthcare, but the question is what and when?

A bipartisan effort announced in congress Tuesday would bring back Obamacare subsidies that help low-income people afford health insurance, but only for two years.

Cassidy said he's on board with the GOP's plan for now, but to a point.

"My hope is that we'll be able to pass the Graham-Cassidy bill, which would then do away with these payments," Cassidy said.

Graham-Cassidy is the GOP's latest failure to repeal Obamacare.

This back and forth on health care is making it tough for places like Vantage Health Plan to know which kind of care they can provide.

Michael Echols, Director of Business Development for Vantage Health Plan and Affinity Health Group, said it needs some consistency.

"We expect there to be continue flux in the market, it's certainly not something we want to see, but of course, it's something that's happening right now and we're trying to adjust to the changes as they come," Echols said.

Is bipartisanship the answer to health care? Senator John Kennedy told KNOE that was impossible.

"You know how many votes we have a chance of getting from the democrats from health care, zero," Kennedy said.

Cassidy doesn't agree. He said it might be tough., but he works with Democrats a lot.

"I've successfully worked with folks from the other side of the aisle and hope to do so moving forward," Cassidy said.

Both sides can agree on one thing, they want to see affordable health care for Americans.