|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, |
|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.
|Bill Cassidy, healthcare, Obamacare|
|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.
|Ralph Abraham, Lamar White, Affordable Care Act, healthcare|
|Posted on 4/23/2017 3:34:00 AM.|
U.S. Representative Mike Johnson believes members of the House are moving closer to agreeing on a bill that would overhaul healthcare in the country. Johnson says many Congressmen were frustrated with the previous legislation that was pulled at the last minute but he’s hopeful new amendments will secure passage through the House and Senate.
|healthcare, Mike Johnson, Congress|
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