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The Price Tag for Health Care

What the Senate GOP Health Care Bill Means for Louisiana



On January 12th, 2016, John Bel Edwards sat down at his desk on his second day of office as Governor of Louisiana. His predecessor Bobby Jindal had depleted the state budget (which prior was experiencing a rare surplus) to a $2 billion deficit. Edwards signed an executive order to allow an influx of $184 million in federal dollars to the state economy, as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA had been passed, Louisiana was subject to it, Jindal just refused to accept the money. As Edwards said, “the easiest decision I will ever make as governor.”

 


LGBTQ Symposium to Address Future of Health Care


A recent survey released by GLAAD entitled “Accelerating Acceptance 2017” shows that more Americans than ever before support LGBTQ rights and, in fact, identify themselves on a spectrum of sexuality. Despite a nationally changing dialogue on gay rights and locally, New Orleans having the fourth highest percentage LGBT population in the country, the politically embattled discourse on gay rights continues with Louisiana lawmakers. 


Shakedown Street


It’s easy to associate Krewe du Vieux with their satire alone. (A parade renowned for their giant penises can have that effect). Still, KdV does a lot of good for the community. On Thursday (1.21), krewe members and an entourage of Naughty Nurses will hit up local businesses for donations to the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC).


Clinic to Add Health Care Services in Broadmoor


by Matt Young

In celebration of the soon-to-open South Broad Health Clinic, members of the coalition responsible for the project spoke about the project on Thursday afternoon in Broadmoor. The community health center, which will be operated by Access Health Louisiana, is an integral piece of the redevelopment at the corner of S. Broad St. and Washington Ave.


Good Bill Hunting

Louisiana Legislature to Consider Common Core, Marijuana, Wine Ice Cream



Around noon Monday, March 10, the 2014 session of the state legislature was gaveled in. This year, legislators have three months to pass some laws, and the state budget. The governor isn't wielding an axe this year, but the menu still features plenty of fresh cuts.


Landrieu, Cassidy Weigh in on Health Care Fix


President Barack Obama inserted another health care decision into the pressure cooker of the midterm election cycle on Wednesday. With the Bayou State's U.S. Senate race set to hit another gear, the White House's move to extend the amount of time that people can keep pre-existing coverage illustrated how the law continues to be one of the key issues of the 2014 race.


Poll Looks at Govt. Shutdown's Effects on La. Senate Race


A new study from Public Policy Polling (PPP) has added to the drama of the 2014 Louisiana Senate Race, saying that the latest data shows the government shutdown is swaying voters against House GOP members. Even among registered Republicans, the GOP's numbers are slipping, the poll shows. While the election still a year off, the results have a bearing on next year's Senate race in Louisiana, according to the left-leaning PPP.


Jindal's Obamacare Tear


As Obamacare gets closer to taking hold, the dialogue over Medicaid and health care has led to angry words and loaded debate both at the national and state levels. As always, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has been happy to join the rhetorical battle.


Mary Landrieu Slams Jindal on Health Care


After seeing Governor Jindal's Sunday appearance on Meet the Press, Senior Senator Mary Landrieu had some harsh words towards Bobby J's stance on Medicaid. The poster boy for conservative politics is telling the feds to keep their money to themselves, a move that Landrieu believes is more in the Gov.'s interest than those of his constituents. At a press conference today, Landrieu accused Bobby J of putting the 2016 presidential election before the interests of his own state.


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