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.
Affordable Care Act, Jim Donelon, open enrollment, health care

Sen. Cassidy still hopeful Senate can repeal and replace Obamacare
Posted on 8/15/2017 4:43:00 AM.

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy is still optimistic the Senate can pass a health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Cassidy, along with Senators Lindsey Graham and Dean Heller have constructed a measure, which Cassidy says is the only instrument the Republicans have left. He says their solution is to give the power to the states by giving them federal health care dollars through a federal block grant.

Obamacare, Health care, Bill Cassidy

Governor Edwards happy with job growth and creation in Louisiana
Posted on 7/20/2017 4:04:00 AM.
Governor John Bel Edwards is pleased with job growth and creation in the Bayou State. On his monthly radio call in show, the governor said several sectors of the economy are improving, especially health care thanks to expansion of the Medicaid program.
Governor John Bel Edwards, job growth, health care

LSU President speaks out about budget cuts
Posted on 3/16/2016 11:58:00 AM.

LSU President F. King Alexander went before the House Education Committee to talk about how budget cuts are impacting enrollment, faculty and research. Alexander says the university has been receiving more money from the federal government than they have from the state. He says research funding originally for LSU is now going to universities in other states because we don’t invest in higher education.

F. King Alexander, House Education Committee, LSU, budget cuts, TOPS, higher education, health care

Council for a Better Louisiana releases its 2015 Election Agenda
Posted on 9/22/2015 12:19:00 PM.
The Council for a Better Louisiana has released their 2015 Election Agenda.  It provides the group's recommendations for roads, education, and health care to the next governor and legislature.
Council for a Better Louisiana, election agenda, Louisiana, roads, education, health care, Barry Erwin

Jindal talks budget solutions
Posted on 2/11/2015 4:57:00 PM.
Governor Bobby Jindal proposes reducing the size of tax credits in cases where a company or individual receives more money from the state than they owe as a way to balance next fiscal year's budget. Jindal says two of his cabinet secretaries are looking at how this could help the state's fiscal situation.
Bobby Jindal, budget, higher education, health care, budget shortfall

Boustany files legislation to help south Louisiana vets receive health care
Posted on 7/23/2014 12:51:00 PM.
Lafayette Congressman Charles Boustany files legislation that would give  south Louisiana veterans the option to receive health care from a non V-A provider. Boustany says the federal government pay for the care.
Charles Boustany, Veterans, health care

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