Jun 10, 2011 9:15 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Jindal's office keeps privatization report secret

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has handed over to senators a report involving efforts to hire a private company to run a state worker health insurance program. But that doesn't mean the public will get to see it.
Jindal's Division of Administration refused to provide the report Thursday to The Associated Press, and the Senate is calling it confidential after the governor's office expressed concerns about its release.
The report, by New Orleans-based Chaffe & Associates Inc., is designed to help the division determine the fair market value of the insurance program in the Office of Group Benefits, as part of the administration's push to privatize the operation.
A Senate panel had voted to subpoena the report, but the administration turned over the document before the subpoena was issued.


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