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Tuesday, 06 September 2016 11:40
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health hubMajor insurers such as Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare recently announced their exit from state-sponsored insurance exchanges while the uninsured rate has fallen to a historic low, bringing into question the cost and quality of health care in America.

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vitter-memoBy email blast today, Republican US Senator and candidate for Louisiana governor, David Vitter has released his healthcare plan for the state.

In doing so, Vitter said in his email, in relevant parts:

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jindal-speechIn many ways, today, might be called the first day of the legislative seession 2014 as Governor Bobby Jindal submitted a balanced budget proposal to the Legislature.   Here is the Jindal press release that explains the Executive budget and the governor's priorities.

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HealthCareDebateOne of the major issues arising out of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) debate is its complexity.

As the law’s opponents have often argued, the law is made up of thousands of pages and even more thousands of rules that few have read and which no one seems to understand.

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GreensteinOne probably can understand former Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater for not putting the kibosh on that ill-fated $194 million contract with CNSI in mid-2011. Rainwater was, after all, preoccupied at the time with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s priority project, that of privatizing the Office of Group Benefits (OGB).

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Health reformThe Affordable Care Act or Obamacare is around the corner, assuming the republicans are not successful in defunding it.  One Senator, Ted Cruz of Texas is taking the lead in attempting to defunding the law. So, what are the new rules for businesses and for individuals?

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Kennedy-interview2Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy is just both inside and outside of state government who are nonplussed over the current state of healthcare in Louisiana.

 

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jindal-smoking-cigar-150x150It might be understandable if critics of Piyush Jindal were somewhat smug after revelations that he lobbied—practically begged—to be chosen for vice president or at least be awarded a cabinet position in the Mitt Romney administration during the Republican nominee’s unsuccessful campaign for president.

 

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gulliverGov. Piyush Jindal still tells anyone who will listen (and those numbers are dwindling daily) that he has the job he wants.

 

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lsu-boardWhile the proposed reconfiguration of the Louisiana State University System brings with it many salutary characteristics and strengths, the nagging question remains about whether some of the things the system tries to do would not be done better with alterations to it.

 

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  • Despite 5th plea, Schiff says House Intelligence Committee pursues Flynn's documents
  • Facebook Live: Discuss harm of Trump budget proposal on Louisiana coastal economy, restoration
  • Governor Edwards welcomes Pence with Medicaid, budget, Louisiana coast wishlist
  • World Premiere tonight in N.O. Bilderberg, the Movie

flynn2Despite General Michael Flynn’s announcement via his counsel that the General and former head of National Security, would take the 5th Amendment in Congressional proceedings, the Intelligence Committee will pursue information, regardless.

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560 usgs land loss map 2The efforts to rebuild the Louisiana coast has suffered a major and immediate setback, assuming that Congress goes along with the most recent budget proposal from President Trump.

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penceToday, Governor John Bel Edwards welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Louisiana as he Veep is attending a event with top Louisianqa Republican officials. Along with the welcome, however, is a wishlist of requests including an item of recent vinctage involving the current Trump budget which tears a hole into the funding for the Louisiana coastal restoration. 

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bilderbergIt is always an honor when a movie premiere is held in New Orleans and tonight is no exception. At 7:30 p.m. Bilderberg, the Movie will premiere at the historic Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania Street.

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