Edwards administration concerned about Senate healthcare bill
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.
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Rebekah Gee, Gene Mills, healthcare, Obamacare, insurance

House healthcare plan still has long way to go
Posted on 5/5/2017 11:35:00 AM.

The healthcare bill approved by the US House still has a long way to go in the legislative process. The next step for the plan is to get approval from the US Senate. Senator Bill Cassidy says there will likely be some changes made to the bill before it gets through the Upper Chamber.
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Bill Cassidy, healthcare, Obamacare

Healthcare Economist breaks down Obamacare replacement plan
Posted on 3/8/2017 6:22:00 AM.

US House Republicans have presented their plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act. The new plan scraps fines imposed on taxpayers who do not purchase insurance and instead offers tax credits to those who purchase coverage in the open market. Chief Healthcare Economist for Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana Mike Bertaut says that has huge implications for the marketplace.
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Mike Bertaut, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Obamacare, healthcare

Gov Edwards to meet with federal leaders about Medicaid expansion
Posted on 2/24/2017 10:57:00 AM.

On Sunday Governor John Bel Edwards will meet with US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to discuss Medicaid expansion. The meeting comes amid ongoing discussions at the nation’s capital about repealing the Affordable Care Act. The governor’s Communications Director Richard Carbo says the governor will have a chance to tell Price about the impact Medicaid expansion has had on the Bayou State.
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Richard Carbo, John Bel Edwards, medicaid expansion, Obamacare

Bill would no longer require Louisiana residents to pay Obamacare penalties
Posted on 2/2/2017 4:39:00 AM.

One of the first bills filed for the 2017 regular legislative session seeks to undo penalties put in place by the Affordable Care Act. Covington Representative Paul Hollis says he filed the legislation on the first day bills could be submitted. He says the proposal would no longer require Louisiana residents to pay a fine for not having health insurance.
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Paul Hollis, Obamacare, regular session

U.S. Senator Cassidy unveils health care plan that allows states to keep Obamacare
Posted on 1/23/2017 2:09:00 PM.
Republican U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy presented a health care plan this morning on Capitol Hill that would give states the ability to decide if they want to keep Obamacare. Cassidy says Republicans believe that if you like your health insurance, than you should keep it.
Bill Cassidy, Patient Freedom Act, Susan Collins, Obamacare

Edwards administration urges Congress not to repeal Obamacare
Posted on 1/9/2017 6:04:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has sent a letter to Congress urging national leaders not to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But US Senator Bill Cassidy says Obamacare isn’t working for everyone. He says when premiums and deductibles cost thousands of dollars, that’s anything but affordable.
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Bill Cassidy, Rebekah Gee, Obamacare

Two polls show majority of Louisiana residents support the repeal of Obamacare
Posted on 12/11/2016 1:02:00 PM.

Two different polls show a majority of Louisiana residents agree with repealing the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Pollster Ed Chervenak says in a telephone survey conducted by the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center, 66% of 776 people polled support the idea.
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Ed Chervenak, Bernie Pinsonat, polls, Obamacare

Senator Cassidy thrilled with Donald Trump's election to the White House
Posted on 11/9/2016 10:48:00 AM.
Louisiana's soon-to-be senior U.S. Senator says he's looking forward to working with Donald Trump to enact real change in Washington. Republican Bill Cassidy says Trump's election to the White House will allow the GOP controlled Congress to roll back the last eight years of harmful policies on working Americans.
Bill Cassidy, Donald Trump, Obamacare, American jobs

Higher premiums await those who sign up for Obamacare
Posted on 11/1/2016 3:56:00 AM.
Higher premiums will greet those who sign up for health insurance provided by the federal Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment begins today for coverage in 2017. State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says Louisiana families we’ll see an average premium increase of 33%, which is above the national average.
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Affordable Care Act, Jim Donelon, Obamacare, co-pays

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