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Analysis: Medicaid expansion moving closer to reality in Louisiana

By Melinda Deslatte / Associated Press  |  December 14, 2015

Republican state lawmakers who have repeatedly rejected efforts to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program and provide government-funded health insurance to the working poor are showing much more interest in the idea.

ACA opponents boosted by Kentucky, Virginia elections

ACA opponents boosted by Kentucky, Virginia elections

By Harris Meyer and Virgil Dickson  |  November 07, 2015

ACA supporters fear election results in Kentucky and Virginia will encourage Republicans to campaign aggressively against the law in the 2016 elections in the belief most voters have little sympathy for residents newly covered by Medicaid.

LSU sues operator of Shreveport, Monroe hospitals

By Associated Press  |  September 26, 2015

Louisiana State University on Friday sued the private manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals, alleging that the operator breached its contract and failed to live up to promises to keep the hospitals as academic centers.

Clinton says she won't let GOP 'tear up' healthcare law

By Associated Press  |  September 21, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday hailed President Barack Obama's healthcare law for reducing the rate of uninsured Americans and vowed to defend it against Republican opposition if she wins the White House.

Virginia elections could signal future of Medicaid expansion

Virginia elections could signal future of Medicaid expansion

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 19, 2015

All 140 seats in both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly are up for election, and some observers say the Virginia state elections not only could swing the outcome of that state's Medicaid battle but could affect expansion's national momentum.

Judge reinstates Arkansas' Planned Parenthood contract

By Associated Press  |  September 18, 2015

A federal judge on Friday ordered Arkansas to temporarily reinstate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood after the state blocked funding over concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group.

Louisiana officials try new path to block Planned Parenthood

By Associated Press  |  September 12, 2015

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is trying a new approach to remove Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program, this time saying it has a reason to block the organization's clinics.

Justice Department sides with Planned Parenthood in lawsuit

Justice Department sides with Planned Parenthood in lawsuit

By Associated Press  |  September 01, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law by denying Medicaid patients the right to choose their healthcare providers.

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