|Posted on 12/19/2017 5:23:00 PM.|
The future of two safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana look close to being secured. Ocshner Health Systems signed a non-binding agreement to take control of the facilities from BRF.
The hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe are set to enter into a public-private partnership between LSU and Ochsner, after years of criticism over BRF’s practices.
|Ocshner, LSU, Healthcare, safety-net hospitals, Jay Dardenne. Rebekah Gee|
|Posted on 12/19/2017 12:10:00 PM.|
A report from the University of Kansas finds Uber customers are increasingly using the App based ride service for trips to the emergency room, in an effort to cut down on the costs associated with riding in an ambulance. Chief of Emergency Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans, Dr. Keith Van Meter, says he sympathizes with patience’s desire to save money, but warns that there’s some things an Uber just can’t do.
|Uber, healthcare, study|
|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.
|Cassidy-Graham, healthcare, Affordable Care Act, Bill Cassidy|
|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 7/12/2017 11:22:00 AM.|
Senate leaders have delayed the August Congressional recess, and US Senator John Kennedy is thrilled lawmakers will work the first two weeks of next month. He says the Senate hasn’t accomplished as much as he would like, and he would feel guilty about taking an entire month off work.
|John Kennedy, US Senate, healthcare, Obamacare|
|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 6/27/2017 9:38:00 AM.|
The Republican Senate healthcare bill has the Edwards administration very concerned about the future of healthcare in Louisiana. State Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee says if passed as is, the bill would result in up to 500,000 Louisianans losing their insurance.
|Rebekah Gee, Gene Mills, healthcare, Obamacare, insurance|
|Posted on 5/26/2017 1:29:00 PM.|
Department of Health Secretary Rebekah Gee made her case to the Senate Finance Committee today, as her department is facing a huge budget cut. Mandeville Senator Jack Donahue says state spending on healthcare has increased $1.4 billion since 2010. LDH spending now accounts for nearly half the state’s total annual budget.
|Rebekah Gee, Jack Donahue, budget, healthcare|
|Posted on 5/9/2017 9:03:00 AM.|
Michelle Southern reporting.
Louisiana US Senator Bill Cassidy appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about his "Kimmel Test" when it comes to the nation's healthcare plan. Kimmel gave an emotional monologue last week about his new baby who was born with a heart defect, but surgery saved his life.
|jimmy kimmel live, bill cassidy, healthcare, jimmy kimmel test, |
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