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The Vitter and Jindal war on Medicaid is undermining Louisiana’s health care future

At the October 4th joint meeting of the House & Senate Health and Welfare Committees in Baton Rouge, Senator Ben Nevers of Bogalusa asked representatives of LSU, "Who decides who lives and who dies?" LSU System health care chief Frank Opelka told Senator Nevers and others in the committee room that patient access to [...]

By |2013-01-12T20:58:29+00:00January 12th, 2013|Analysis, Party Communications|Comments Off on The Vitter and Jindal war on Medicaid is undermining Louisiana’s health care future

Republicans Attack Health Security: Undermining Medicaid

Medicaid, which is a federal/state partnership to provide health insurance coverage for low-income Americans, came into being at the same time as Medicare. The share of the cost of the program paid for by states varies based on a formula that takes into account the income levels of the particular [...]

By |2019-01-19T22:04:59+00:00January 7th, 2013|Analysis, Party Communications, Press Releases|Comments Off on Republicans Attack Health Security: Undermining Medicaid

Louisiana Republicans Undermine Health Security of All Louisianans

The summer of 2012 will be remembered as the time when Louisiana's top Republicans made two policy decisions that undermined the health security of every Louisiana individual, family and business. Those decisions threatened the financial viability of large segments of the health care provider community, raised the prospect of significantly [...]

By |2019-01-19T22:05:00+00:00January 7th, 2013|Analysis, Party Communications, Press Releases|Comments Off on Louisiana Republicans Undermine Health Security of All Louisianans