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Oct 19, 2010 7:39 AM by Nichole Larkey

Groups fight Louisiana Gov. Jindal's Medicaid plan

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hospitals, emergency responders,
physicians and other medical providers have stepped up their opposition to the Jindal administration's planned restructuring of the state's Medicaid program.
Louisiana Ambulance Alliance, Louisiana
Hospital Association, Louisiana State Medical Society and other groups Monday announced the organization of the Coalition to Protect Louisiana's Healthcare to challenge the state's new health care approach.
At issue is the best way to reduce the state's Medicaid costs by discouraging the poor and uninsured from making costly emergency room visits for routine health care.
State Health Chief Bruce Greenstein said changes have to be made to ensure that the health care program is more affordable for the state.

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