Open enrollment for health insurance policies through the ACA runs until Dec. 15th
Posted on 11/1/2017 12:23:00 PM.

Open enrollment for health insurance policies through the Affordable Care Act begins today and runs until December 15th.

Over 122,000 Louisianans are covered through the online marketplace. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says most policy holders will see a double digit increase in premiums.
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The U.S. Senate will not vote on the Cassidy-Graham healthcare bill
Posted on 9/26/2017 2:21:00 PM.

The U.S. Senate will not vote on a measure co-authored by Senator Bill Cassidy to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Cassidy says they don’t have the support, so they have postponed the vote. He says this is extremely disappointing to many American families who pay too much through Obamacare.
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Sen. Kennedy supports Cassidy's healthcare bill but says it needs improvement
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.
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Sen. Cassidy introduces bill to repeal and replace Obamacare
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.
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Sen Kennedy proposes work requirement for Medicaid recipients
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.
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Louisiana U.S. Senators take different positions when it comes to replacing Obamacare
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.
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Sen. Cassidy says healthcare legislation should seek to reduce premiums
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.
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Poll finds opinions split on President Trump, Obamacare
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.
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US House approves Obamacare replacement plan
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.
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US Senator Kennedy says he'll vote for any healthcare plan that's better than Obamacare
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.
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