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Cafe Instanbul (7:00 PM)
A Japanese film about a teenager’s strange venture into a haunted house
Hi-Ho Lounge (8:00 PM)
King James & the Special Men
Charmaine Neville Band
New Orleans Jazz Vipers
Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center (7:30PM)
Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, and Alexander Skargard star in the film, an adaptation of Henry James' novella of the same name
8301 Olive Street (6:00 PM)
Honey Island Swamp Band Trio with Alvin Youngblood Hart will play at the fourth annual celebration of the farmer’s market, with proceeds to go to kid’s farm education programs
Rosa Keller Library (5:00-9:00 PM)
My House NOLA presents a rolling food vendor mini festival
The Antenna Gallery (7:00 PM)
A series of music-themed movies and documentaries, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Charitable Film Network, Press Street, and WWOZ
Jewish Community Center (7:30 PM)
The second evening of a chamber music festival that has something for classical aficionados and dilettantes alike
Circle Bar (10:00 PM)
Catch the Indie rockers on their North American tour
Mayor Mitch Asks Jindal to Change Position on Health Care Exchanges
Today, Louisiana was poised to become one of a number of states to opt out of the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). But now the state has a little more time, so Mayor Mitch is prodding the gov to reconsider. The decision to turn down the exchange was made by Gov. Bobby Jindal, who stated the position while campaigning for former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and reiterated his position earlier this week. .
However, all Louisiana pols are not on board. Mayor Mitch sent a letter to Jindal asking him to reconsider
The exchanges are designed to create a mechanism through which everyone can have access to health care. They seek to create a level playing field for consumers because insurance companies would enter the market but be subject to government standards. Individuals would also be able to get state subsidies.
In his letter, Landrieu said the full breadth of President Barack Obama's health care law would help 600,000 Louisianans.
"The uninsured are more likely to seek care in emergency rooms for five times the cost and we all pay for that care through our health insurance premiums," Landrieu said in a statement. "The high personal burden and high cost to taxpayers is avoidable and we must therefore responsibly avoid it.”
He also said it is "bad for business" because a $1,000 tax that would continue on the insured, and premiums will continue to go up.
"We are missing a golden opportunity to create our own best solution to improve health outcomes," Landrieu said in the letter.
In a flurry of interviews with national media this week, Jindal signalled that he favored a plan by former VP candidate Paul Ryan that includes a provision called premium support payments for Medicare. Opponents have called these vouchers.
But he'll have more time to think about whether he wants the exchanges, after all. The Obama administration said late Thursday that the deadline for states to decide on the exchanges will extend for another month.
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