Dec 10, 2012 10:45 AM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health officials say they have reached arrangements with private health facilities to take over some of the care at three LSU public hospitals across south Louisiana.
Details of the specific arrangements for the LSU hospitals in New Orleans, Houma and Lafayette are set to be released Monday by Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein and university health care leaders.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has been working to shift more of the university-run health care for the poor and uninsured to private hospitals, as a way to cut state costs.
Jindal stripped more than $300 million in state and federal funding for the LSU health system after Louisiana's Medicaid financing was reduced by Congress.
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