|Posted on 5/24/2017 10:40:00 AM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards is calling on the Louisiana congressional delegation to oppose President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins October 1. The governor’s communications director Richard Carbo says they’re disappointed the budget repeals the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, which entitles Louisiana to a portion of offshore drilling revenue for oil leases.
|Richard Carbo, John Bel Edwards, budget, medicaid, coastal restoration|
|Posted on 3/1/2017 4:17:00 PM.|
The Department of Corrections and the Louisiana Department of Health are teaming up to get health coverage for newly released inmates. DOC Medical Director Dr. Raman Singh says they are helping incarcerated inmates enroll in Medicaid so that once they are released, they can continue to receive the care they need.
|Raman Singh, DOC, LDH, Medicaid, inmates|
|Posted on 1/24/2017 5:40:00 AM.|
US Senator John Kennedy wants Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee to reduce state spending on Medicaid. Kennedy says Medicaid accounts for 41% of this year’s budget, which is why TOPS has been cut, teachers can’t be paid more money, and congestion remains a problem on I-10.
|John Kennedy, Rebekah Gee, LDH, Medicaid|
|Posted on 12/1/2016 11:29:00 AM.|
More than 8,600 Louisiana residents are receiving care for chronic conditions under the expansion of Medicaid. That’s according to the Louisiana Department of Health, who says enrollment has surpassed 351,000 individuals. LDH Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee says many people are now getting healthcare they weren’t receiving while uninsured.
|LDH, Rebekah Gee, Medicaid|
|Posted on 9/19/2016 3:06:00 PM.|
More than 300,000 people have signed up for Medicaid
expansion in Louisiana since coverage began on July 1st. Louisiana
Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee says this program is already
saving lives. She says so far, 1,000 mammograms have been completed.
|Louisiana Department of Health, Rebekah Gee, LDH, Medicaid, mosquitoes, The Great Flood 2016, Zika|
|Posted on 1/28/2016 3:57:00 AM.|
Michelle Southern reporting.
Attorney General Jeff Landry says he's taking over the appeal of a ruling that blocked Louisiana's efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. The case is left over from the Jindal administration. Landry says the cancellation of Medicaid contracts for Planned Parenthood was put in place by DHH because of the appalling acts in which the organization was involved.
|jeff landry, planned parenthood, medicaid, abortion, fetal tissue|
|Posted on 1/14/2016 11:01:00 AM.|
Parks Senator Fred Mills has been named chairman of the state Senate Health and Welfare Committee. Mills says the committee's goal is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
|Louisiana, Senate, Health and Welfare, Fred Mills, Medicaid|
|Posted on 1/13/2016 12:25:00 PM.|
There is strong opposition to Governor John Bel Edwards executive order to expand Medicaid access in Louisiana. Dawn Starns, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, says they are disappointed in the governor's decision.
|Louisiana, Medicaid, expansion, Dawn Starns, Charles Boustany, Denise Bottcher|
|Posted on 1/11/2016 1:58:00 PM.|
Michelle Southern reporting.
John Bel Edwards was sworn in today as Louisiana's 56th governor. In his first address, the new Democratic governor said the structural budget deficit needs a major overhaul before any of our other problems can be fixed. He says we must make it possible for all Louisiana citizens to be healthy and prosperous.
|john bel edwards, governor, oath of office, sworn in, Medicaid|
|Posted on 12/3/2015 3:07:00 AM.|
A report from the national Mental Health Association shows Louisiana as a state with among the highest occurrences of mental illness and the lowest rates to access to care.
|Louisiana, mental health, mental illness, Medicaid, Brittany Howard|
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