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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 13:07
Treasurer Kennedy: Medicaid eating Louisiana alive, Jindal pushing problem to next governor
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Jindal-kennedy-crouereTOPS, Medicaid in Louisiana hitting the bottom, the current Governor Bobby Jindal continuing the high cost of healthcare in Louisiana and pushing the problem off to the next administration—those were some of the topics discussed today in a WGSO radio interview with Treasurer John Kennedy.

 Radio talk show host Jeff Crouere interviewed Kennedy Tuesday morning.  The treasurer is running for re-election.   

In part I of the radio interview, Kennedy discussed his desire to keep the TOPS program which he says is helping university students stay in Louisiana and assisting them to obtain a higher education degree.  Kennedy said there are some in the legislature who want to change TOPS program but he would want them to leave it alone.

The topic turned to the substantial cost of Medicaid in Louisiana.  The Treasurer said the costs are going to “eat us alive”, the Medicaid budget is skyrocketing and the state is having a difficult time paying for it.  During the interview, Kennedy said the problem is that some recipients are abusing the program and the Louisiana taxpayers are absorbing the costs.

Closing out this segment of the radio broadcast, Kennedy expressed his frustration with the Jindal administration’s unwillingness to improve the healthcare situation and its willingness to pass the problem off to the next governor.

CLICK ON THE READ MORE LINK BELOW: You can watch and listen to the entire interview which is 4 minutes and 36 seconds long.  Or, you can click on any of the hyperlinks below and watch listen only to that segment.  

 

Part II: Tomorrow

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