US politicians should open more health records, GOP senator says

Top elected officials such as the U.S. president and members of Congress should release health records, including neurological tests, so people know whether they’re mentally up to the job, Republican Senator Bill Cassidy said.
Asked about his colleague Mitch McConnell on NBC’s Meet the Press, Cassidy said the Senate minority leader “has handled it perfectly” by having his doctor release neurological test information after questions arose about his recent public freezing episodes.
A congressional physician said last week his exams of McConnell included brain imaging and consultations with several neurologists. No evidence of a seizure disorder or a stroke was detected, the Capitol’s attending physician, Brian Monahan, said in a three-sentence summary of the tests.
Top elected officials should routinely release more medical records confirming their mental capacity, the Louisiana Republican said.

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