|Posted on 9/19/2017 11:55:00 AM.|
U.S. Senator John Kennedy supports his fellow Louisiana lawmaker’s health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Kennedy says he plans to vote for U.S Senator Bill Cassidy’s measure but it can be better. He says for example, Cassidy’s legislation gives states the choice if they want to impose a work requirement.
|Affordable Care Act, John Kennedy, Bill Cassidy, reform|
|Posted on 9/13/2017 1:03:00 PM.|
Louisiana’s Senior U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy is a co-author of the last ditch effort by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Cassidy says this proposal takes Washington out of the decision making and instead each state receives an annual block grant to determine how to help individuals pay for health care.
|Billy Cassidy, Lindsey Graham, Dean Heller, Ron Johnson, Affordable Care Act, healthcare|
|Posted on 7/27/2017 4:04:00 AM.|
U.S. Senator John Kennedy proposes a new federal health care law should require abled bodied adults without children to work in order to receive Medicaid. That’s one of several amendments Kennedy filed as the debate continues over an effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
|John Kennedy, Medicaid, healthcare, Affordable Care Act|
|Posted on 7/25/2017 12:01:00 PM.|
Both of Louisiana's U.S. Senators have voted in favor of debate on a healthcare bill. Senior Senator Bill Cassidy has authored amendments to the GOP replacement bill, but they haven’t gained much support.
|Pearson Cross, U.S. Senate, Affordable Care Act|
|Posted on 7/11/2017 4:57:00 AM.|
The U.S. Senate is waiting on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to make revisions to proposed legislation that would repeal and replace the nation’s health care law. Republican Bill Cassidy says the initial Senate healthcare plan doesn’t have enough support, so he hopes McConnell uses some of the ideas the senior Senator from Louisiana suggested months ago.
|Obamacare, healthcare, Bill Cassidy, Affordable Care Act, Mitch McConnell|
|Posted on 5/15/2017 4:55:00 AM.|
Louisiana support for President Donald Trump is split along party and race lines, according to a recent poll from Southern Media and Opinion Research. Pollster Bernie Pinsonat says Republicans really like the President with 91 percent giving him a favorable approval rating. But he says that’s a stark contrast to the Democratic opinion.
|Bernie Pinsonat, Donald Trump, Affordable Care Act, poll|
|Posted on 5/5/2017 3:18:00 AM.|
The US House has passed its plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and the measure now heads to the US Senate. Congressman Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish says what this means for the American people is lower premiums, better health insurance, and more options for patients. He says this is a good day for patients across the nation.
|Ralph Abraham, Lamar White, Affordable Care Act, healthcare|
|Posted on 3/17/2017 12:12:00 PM.|
US Senator John Kennedy says there are problems with the House Republican’s plan to overhaul the nation’s health care law, but he’s confident it will be improved as it moves through the legislative process. Kennedy likes that the House bill is not as generous with tax credits as Obamacare, but it’s not ungenerous either.
|John Kennedy, Affordable Care Act, healthcare, Congress|
|Posted on 3/15/2017 5:37:00 AM.|
Healthcare is the big issue in Washington. Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham of Richland Parish says federal lawmakers are heading in the right direction of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. He says they can’t leave Obamacare as it is because it’s driving up premiums and people are losing coverage.
|Ralph Abraham, Garret Graves, Affordable Care Act, healthcare|
|Posted on 1/11/2017 5:12:00 AM.|
The federal government says 150,826 Louisiana residents have signed up for health coverage through the Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. Christen Young, with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services says one key driver of affordability in the marketplace is financial assistance and 82% of Louisiana consumers signed up so far, have qualified for tax credits.
|Christen Young, Avida Aron-Dine, CMS, Affordable Care Act|
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