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  • More Details Emerge on UMC, LGMC Partnership

    January 24, 2013 6:44 PM

    Cuts were announced a year ago at University Medical Center. Because of those budget cuts, UMC was set to lose 22-point-five-million-dollars and 173 jobs. In December, Lafayette General Medical Center stepped in announcing a partnership to avoid those cuts. Thursday, a healthcare panel answered questions from the House... more »
  • 2 women plead guilty in health care fraud case

    January 25, 2012 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Pineville women have pleaded guilty to federal charges of health care fraud. Forty-seven-year-old Carla Clark and 57-year-old Lillie Lavan enter that pleas Monday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Frank J. Polozola. The women were accused of creating false and misleading medical records and... more »
  • Preliminary deal reached in health care cutbacks

    January 13, 2012 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorneys say a preliminary settlement has been reached in a dispute over cutbacks in state funding for home health care for disabled Louisiana residents. Nell Hahn, an attorney for the nonprofit Advocacy Center, told U.S. District Judge James J. Brady on Thursday that the state... more »
  • AP: Medicare Yanks Licenses, Gives Them Right Back

    October 16, 2011 11:26 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Regulators fighting an estimated $60 billion to $90 billion a year in Medicare fraud frequently suspend Medicare providers, then quickly reinstate them after appeals hearings that government employees don't even attend, according to an Associated Press review. Federal prosecutors say the speedy reinstatements - though helpful to... more »
  • Boustany Questions Administrators About Health Care Law

    February 10, 2011 5:52 PM

    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana), today raised serious questions to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Richard Foster, Chief Actuary for the Centers for CMS, concerning the health-care law's impact on seniors and federal entitlement programs... more »
  • Concerns on Health Care Cutbacks

    February 8, 2011 7:43 PM

  • Health Chief: Medicaid pay must reflect results

    January 26, 2011 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's health chief says Louisiana must change its health care system for the poor by tying the money that supports it to improving the health of its patients. Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein said that the state's Medicaid rolls have grown... more »
  • Boustany Speaks Out on Health Care Repeal

    January 19, 2011 6:37 PM

    Representative Charles Boustany today vote to repeal the Health Care law passed by the Democratic-controlled Congress in 2010. "This vote is the first step to dismantling the damage caused by President Obama's health care law, which passed last year despite objections from most Americans," Boustany said. "I hope that my... more »
  • First Judge to Rule Against Health Care Reform

    December 13, 2010 12:24 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge in Virginia has declared the Obama administration's health care reform law unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson is the first judge to rule against the law, which has been upheld by two others in Virginia and Michigan. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli filed... more »
  • Jindal says 'no' to increased health care fees

    December 2, 2010 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he won't support increased fees on health care services in Louisiana as a way to help balance the state's budget. Jindal said Thursday that he considers state fee hikes on hospital visits, nursing home beds and medications - called "provider fees"... more »
  • Health Care Providers Worried About Jindal Administration's Plans to Change Health Care for Poor

    September 20, 2010 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Health care providers are worried about the Jindal administration's plans to make changes in the way health care for the poor is delivered. Hospital and doctor groups are advising their members to be wary of signing onto the new insurance-based system. The head of the... more »
  • Health Care Overhaul Extend the Life of Medicare by 12 years

    August 5, 2010 11:16 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The annual checkup of the government's big benefit programs for the elderly showed that the administration's sweeping health care overhaul will extend the life of the Medicare hospital insurance fund by 12 years. But officials are cautioning that the dramatic gain will depend on achieving significant savings... more »
  • Feds Indict Man, Woman in Health Care Fraud Case

    June 6, 2010 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 44-year-old Franklin man and a woman who worked for him have been indicted on charges of health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Stan Lemelle says a grand jury handed up a 10-count indictment on Thursday against Ray A. Kirt and 57-year-old Peggy Mingo faces six... more »
  • LA House Scraps Plan to Nullify Health Care Until Later

    May 4, 2010 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House scrapped its Tuesday plans to debate a bid to nullify the federal health care overhaul in Louisiana. Instead, lawmakers will take up the measure later in the session. The proposal by Rep. Kirk Talbot declares no one can be mandated to... more »
  • LA Attempts to Nullify Healthcare Bill

    May 4, 2010 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House is set to debate an attempt to nullify the federal health care overhaul in Louisiana. The proposal by Rep. Kirk Talbot declares no one can be mandated to pay a penalty if they don't have insurance or be required to... more »
  • Nullifying Health Care in LA Squeaks Through Committee

    April 20, 2010 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bill that attempts to nullify the federal health care overhaul in Louisiana has squeaked through the House Insurance Committee on a 5-4 vote. The proposal by Republican Rep. Kirk Talbot is backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal. It asserts that Congress cannot require a person... more »
  • New School Health Center to Open

    April 16, 2010 2:08 PM

    Poor attendance and many students going home sick-- and families without health insurance- create barriers to learning for Carencro Middle School. The solution, principal Matt Harman says, is an on-campus clinic: "If they're having illnesses...that translates to how they perform in the classroom; and we have a lot... more »
  • Boustany Holding Health Care Meeting Right Now

    April 1, 2010 12:27 PM

    Right now, U.S. Representative Charles Boustany is holding a roundtable meeting with home health and other medical providers to discuss affects of the new health care law on Acadiana. KATC's Sarah Rosario is there and will have more tonight at 5:00.
  • Local Tea Party Supporters at Baton Rouge Protest

    March 29, 2010 1:53 PM

    Residents from Rayne and Scott said they made the trip to Baton Rouge to show support for less government and free healthcare because they say the protests are getting government to finally listen. The Baton Rouge Tea Party protested on the Capitol steps today to outline their Legislative... more »
  • Louisiana Attorney Drafts Letter Opposing Health Care Reform

    March 26, 2010 3:47 PM

    As Attorney General, I am duty bound by my oath of office to pursue a request by the Governor of the state of Louisiana for legal assistance, so long as it has substantial legal merit. To save Louisiana the potential expense of filing a separate suit regarding... more »
  • Threats Continue Following Health Care Vote

    March 25, 2010 5:54 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A fax bearing the image of a noose. Profane voice mails. Bricks thrown, a gas line cut. White powder sent to an office. Democrats and a few Republicans revealed mounting numbers and unsettling details of threats against them Thursday in the ... more »
  • Tea Party Protest in Putnam Park

    March 23, 2010 7:17 PM

    Health care supporters in Washington may be celebrating today, but many Lafayette residents are doing quite the opposite. One protestor, Thomas Noell said, “The Democratic Party is not following the rules.” Protestors gathered at Putnam Park to make sure their voices are heard. They say... more »
  • Local Health Care Rally

    March 23, 2010 4:49 PM

    Flag waving, sign bearing protesters of the government against the health care plan gathered at Putnam Park to pray for their country and to voice concern about the direction the government is taking. They argue "If you are frustrated, angry and tired of the corruption and games taking place in... more »
  • Louisiana Among 13 States Suing Federal Government

    March 23, 2010 2:10 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Attorneys general from 13 states sued the federal government Tuesday, claiming the landmark health care overhaul is unconstitutional just seven minutes after President Barack Obama signed it into law. The lawsuit was filed in Pensacola after the Democratic president signed... more »
  • Jindal Says Health Care Unconstitutional

    March 22, 2010 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says the congressional health care legislation approved this weekend is unconstitutional. Jindal said Monday that he's asked Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office to work with other states to protest the Democrats' health overhaul. The governor asserts states' rights privileges and contends... more »
  • David Vitter Files Bill to Repeal Health Care Bill

    March 22, 2010 2:47 PM

    From David Vitter's Office: U.S. Sen. David Vitter today introduced legislation that would repeal the newly-passed government-run health care bill. “Last night, against the will of the American people, liberals passed a bill to take over our health care system. This partisan bill – which... more »
  • Attorney General No Decision On Health Care

    March 22, 2010 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Democratic attorney general hasn't decided whether he'll challenge the congressional health care legislation approved this weekend. In a statement, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Monday that he's got his top staff researching the issue and he's conferring with other attorneys general around the country.... more »
  • Louisiana Bishops Object to Health Care Bill

    March 18, 2010 5:56 PM

    “ The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops strongly supports the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in their opposition to the current Senate health care bill. Some in the Catholic Church maintain that the Senate bill will not provide taxpayer funding for abortions and that it will uphold longstanding... more »
  • Letters ask Landrieu to oppose Senate bill

    December 17, 2009 10:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - One day after U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu committed to supporting the Senate health-care bill, 14 Louisiana chambers of commerce and trade associations sent her a letter Wednesday asking her to change her mind. Meanwhile, the White House and U.S. Senate Democrats are continuing to try to woo... more »
  • Vitter to appear on GMA / Health Care Roundtable

    November 23, 2009 1:48 PM

    Vitter to Health Care Roundtable in Lafayette Participants discuss the new Senate health care bill and its impact on Louisianians (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter will host a health care roundtable in Lafayette at the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce (804 East Saint Mary Blvd., Lafayette)... more »
  • Benefit the Boogie

    November 23, 2009 11:45 AM

    David Egan has been writing and singing the blues for most of his fifty five years. Egan grew up in a musical household but it wasn't until he was 19 that he made the decision to make it his profession. Since then the Shreveport native has been all over the... more »
  • Lafayette Churches Comes Together for Health Care Reform

    November 13, 2009 12:02 PM

    Lafayette, LA - Pastors and church members will come together to worship, pray and fellowship around the need for health care reform. The local faith community is coming together to declare that after decades of waiting, now is the time to finally deliver comprehensive reform. Over 200 people will... more »
  • Jindal asks for rejection of unfunded mandates

    October 1, 2009 1:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal sent a letter to Louisiana's congressional delegation urging them to oppose any national health care overhaul that would require states to pick up part of the tab. Jindal sent the letter Wednesday, echoing the concerns of several governors who say they... more »
  • Big 3 Stories: Monday, September 21, 2009

    September 21, 2009 12:01 PM

    Our BIG 3 STORIES for Monday, September 21st: Governor Bobby Jindal is projecting a one-billion-dollar cut from the state budget. Much of it will come from higher education and health care. Last year higher education was cut by 120-million-dollars, and this year the Governor is proposing an additional 140-million-dollar cut.... more »

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