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Jan 24, 2011 10:24 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Louisiana governor's insurance plan gets support

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Black physician groups and operators of some health clinics for the poor have lined up in support of the Jindal administration's plan to have state taxpayers purchase
private health insurance policies for the poor.
But the much larger private physicians and hospital groups continue to oppose the idea.
The debate continues as the administration prepares to move ahead with its "coordinated care networks." The planned statewide rollout beginning in 2012 would cover 830,000 Medicaid recipients.
State Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce
Greenstein says that the administration wants to see
two different models operating an insurance-based one and one in
which health care providers drive the system but it's not operated
by state government.


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