Governor Jindal is coming under fire after vetoing four million dollars from next year's budget that would have expanded a program for the developmentally disabled.
Jindal says the state can't afford to expand the new opportunity waiver, or "NOW." The program provides residential support, community integration and development as... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A hacker broke into the state Department of Health and Hospitals' database for paramedics and other first responders last month. A letter from DHH dated Oct. 8, obtained Wednesday by WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, says the incident happened Sept. 17. It also says although access... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals has launched a new Web site to help anyone who wants to donate medical work, supplies or other resources to help earthquake victims in Haiti. Secretary Alan Levine says one of the best ways the agency can help is... more »
BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign. As the H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be patient if their provider has not yet received the H1N1 vaccine, as more vaccine is... more »
More people than expected are enrolling in Medicaid in Louisiana, adding to an expected shortfall of funds in the government insurance program for the poor.
That's according to state Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine, who told lawmakers on Thursday that 22,000 people signed up for program... more »
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is reminding all providers interested in administering the H1N1 influenza vaccine to register with the state before 5 p.m., Friday, October 2. Due to federal requirements, states are required to electronically report all administered doses of the H1N1 vaccine, which... more »