November 14, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle — Gov. Bobby Jindahl’s administration notified the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that it will not operate a state-run exchange. The letter included several pages of criticism of the Affordable Care Act.Tags: aca, Louisiana, louisiana state health insurance exchange
September 17, 2012
Recent statistics show what many in the state already know: that many in Louisiana are poor and uninsured. More than 21 percent of the population are below the federal poverty level, and about the same amount are without health insurance or health care coverage. Only Texas and Nevada have higher percentages of uninsured. Read more.
August 17, 2012
A parish commissioner in Shreveport, La. is putting a public face on a private struggle as nearly 200 of her friends, family and fellow elected officials joined in a prayer vigil. Joyce Bowman was diagnosed with cancer and — like 19 percent of those in the Pelican State — has no health insurance. Bowman was unable to buy medical insurance because of her rheumatoid arthritis. Beginning in 2014, health insurance companies will no longer be able to turn people away for having a pre-existing condition – - it’s one of the many reforms wrapped up under the banner of Obamacare.
July 17, 2012
HoumaToday – A Louisiana state senator alleged Monday that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s decision to refuse expansion of the state’s Medicaid program under the recently upheld federal health care law is akin to him signing a death warrant for community hospitals.Tags: Medicaid
July 12, 2012
Baton Rouge – With Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration expected to announce hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid cuts Friday, public health advocates warn that the move will harm low-income Louisianians who depend on the government insurance program and will ultimately cost the state in the long-run.
March 23, 2011
Kansas Health Institute – Louisiana officials have decided they will not create and operate a state health insurance exchange and will leave the exchange to federal control.Tags: Louisiana, louisiana state health insurance exchange
July 16, 2010
Moneyblog – The Justice Department made coordinated raids on Friday at alleged Medicare fraud operations in Florida, Louisiana, New York, Michigan and Texas as the Obama administration launched what is being called the largest attack on health care fraud in U.S. history. What are the steps to avoid Medicare fraud?Tags: Florida, health care, health care fraud, Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team, health reform, Louisiana, Medicare, Medicare fraud, New York, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama, Texas
March 10, 2010
The Washington Post – As Republicans work to prevent a health-care bill from reaching President Obama, they are scrambling to exploit divisions between Democrats in the House and the Senate.Tags: Congress, Democrats, Florida, health insurance, health reform, House of Representatives, Lamar Alexander, Louisiana, nancy pelosi, Nebraska, reconciliation, Republicans, Senate
February 26, 2010
The New York Times – As members of the Obama administration and Congress met on Thursday to try to find common ground on health care, a new report warned that without comprehensive legislation, more than 275,000 adults nationwide will die over the next decade because of a lack of health insurance. Nearly 14,000 of those deaths would occur in New York State.Tags: health care, health insurance, health reform, uninsured
January 31, 2010
CNN – Democratic efforts to pass a health care bill have stalled a bit, and the immediate focus may be shifting toward health insurance reform instead of quickly trying to pass a comprehensive bill, White House officials signaled Sunday.Tags: Baucus, Democrats, health care reform, health insurance, health reform, House of Representatives, kennedy, Landrieu, Lousiana, Massachusetts, Montana, Pelosi, President Obama, Republicans, Senate, White House
November 9, 2009
USA TODAY – The lone Republican who voted for the sweeping health care changes that passed the House said Sunday that he “had to make a decision of conscience based on the needs of the people in my district.”Tags: Congress, Democrats, health insurance, health reform, Obama, public option, public plan, Republicans
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