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Audit: Payroll clerks paid benefits with city funds

Sunday, 01 March 2015 06:27
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - The Louisiana Legislative Auditor highlighted financial issues with the City of Oakdale, the Town of Lake Arthur and Allen Parish Hospital in a series of audit reports released Monday. The report on the City of Oakdale found that previous payroll clerks paid fringe benefits to themselves out of city funds, leading to the arrests and convictions of those clerks after law enforcement were notified.
Dangerous Bacteria Mysteriously Escapes From Louisiana Monkey Lab
Sunday, 01 March 2015 06:09
How a potentially deadly strain of bacteria escaped from a primate research lab infecting four monkeys is a mystery, government officials said, but they added the incident poses no threat to the public. The bacterium in question, burkholderia pseudomallei, is widespread throughout Southeast Asia and northern Australia, infecting humans and animals via contaminated soil and water entering the blood stream through cuts in the skin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CMS announces release of 2015 Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report
Sunday, 01 March 2015 05:00
March 2 By Dr. Patrick Conway, CMS Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief Medical Officer Today, CMS released the 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report (2015 Impact Report) (https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/QualityMeasures/QualityMeasurementImpactReports.html). The 2015 Impact Report demonstrates that the nation has made clear progress in improving the healthcare delivery system to achieve the three aims of better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.
CASSIDY: The Right Response To King v. Burwell
Saturday, 28 February 2015 21:37 Written by
President Obama has created a precarious situation for millions of Americans. The result of this situation is a Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell, which intertwines the Obama administration’s overreach, access to health care and politics. If the court rules in favor of a plain reading of the Affordable Care Act, more than 6 million enrolled through the Obamacare exchanges are at risk of losing health insurance coverage and access to care.
Big buzz surrounds ‘Big Charity’ documentary about iconic Charity Hospital
Saturday, 28 February 2015 16:01
NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- Since premiering at the New Orleans Film Festival, the documentary, “Big Charity” is generating big buzz. At the New Orleans Film Fest, the film took home the Jury Award and Audience Award for Best Louisiana Feature. “Big Charity” sold-out during the NOFF, but if you didn’t get the chance to see it, you can now with encore screenings at the Joy Theater.
Fate of 500,000 in NC hangs on ACA court case
Saturday, 28 February 2015 11:15
Local/State Shaffer: Sexy at 63, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, to appear at Raleigh Comic Con
The Affordable Care Act challenge that won't die
Saturday, 28 February 2015 11:15
(c) 2015, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON Back in 2010, Sen. Charles Grassley proposed a minor amendment to a massive health care bill, requiring that federal lawmakers and their staffs start buying coverage through new insurance marketplaces that would if the legislation ever passed be set up by the government. In doing so, the Iowa Republican set into motion a strange series of events, entangling both city and federal officials in Washington, triggering one of the…
Stile: Obamacare benefiting N.J. budget
Saturday, 28 February 2015 09:40 Written by
Amid the maze of numbers and pie charts detailing the Christie administration’s latest proposed state budget, a hard-to-ignore conclusion emerges: The federal Affordable Care Act has proven to be a blessing for New Jersey taxpayers. Obamacare is providing Governor Christie a dose of much-needed savings for fiscal year 2016, and affords him one of the few chances to invest in longer-term needs, like the training of new doctors.
Major Supreme Court challenge threatens to gut Obamacare
Saturday, 28 February 2015 07:02
After narrowly surviving a bitter constitutional showdown in 2010, President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is once again in serious peril as the US Supreme Court prepares this week to take up a new legal challenge that threatens to gut Obamacare. A decision in favor of the challengers could block tax credits and render health insurance unaffordable for more than 7 million of the 11 million Americans who have signed up for coverage on healthcare exchanges.
Healthcare and Republicans
Saturday, 28 February 2015 01:51
Added by smith.j on March 1, 2015. Saved under Headlines, Health, Politics, Republicans, U.S. Tags: healthcare Listen to the recording of this article below: Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal calls out Republican leaders on being “fearful” of repealing President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act.
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