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  • Medicare Cuts, Less In-Home Care

    February 25, 2011 7:31 PM

    Almost 100 home healthcare administrators are now without a job. This, after Louisiana Healthcare Group, or "LHC" in Lafayette if forced to make cuts. And, cutbacks in Medicare are the reason. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services imposed a 5% reimbursement cut on all medicare home health services. The 80... more »
  • Million Dollar Baby

    January 25, 2011 4:28 PM

    Ethan Martin is nicknamed the "Million-Dollar Baby." Already, his medical bills add up to $1.6 million. "God makes millions of miracles and when one those miracles misfires, this is what happens," said Ethan's dad, Jessie Martin. The Martin family's primary insurance paid $400,000 toward Ethan's medical expenses. Medicaid paid the... more »
  • Louisiana Lawmakers Object to Healthcare

    June 22, 2010 7:17 PM

    President Obama's healthcare overhaul will extend coverage to an estimated 40 million people, but Lousiana lawmakers signed a bill that goes against much of what the president is trying to change. Attorney Joseph Joy, said the bill is just an attempt to "appease the people--another political statement,... more »
  • Healthcare Bill Reactions from Acadiana

    March 22, 2010 1:58 PM

    President Obama's healthcare bill is in its final steps, and it is sparking passionate reactions from people here in Acadiana. Some locals who been following the healthcare bill all along are furious: "It's not change-- it's chains. This healthcare bill is to support a socialist agenda to control... more »
  • Healthcare Reform has Employers Concerned

    December 15, 2009 7:14 PM

    Owners of Acadiana Business both big and small, fear what they face if health care reform passes. It could mean everything from paying more for employee insurance to possibly cutting staff to keep up with increasing cost. Small business owners say they have it the worst. In 2007 average... more »
  • LHC Group and Woods Memorial Hospital Joint Venture

    December 1, 2009 9:53 AM

    LHC Group and Woods Memorial Hospital Announce Home Health Joint Venture LAFAYETTE, La., Dec. 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LHC Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:LHCG), one of the largest providers of home health services in the United States, announced today that it has entered into a home health joint venture with... more »
  • Louisiana Senator On Healthcare Overhaul

    November 20, 2009 4:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Suitably opaque, Section 2006 takes up only a few dozen lines in a sweeping health care bill that runs to 2,074 pages and mentions neither Sen. Mary Landrieu nor her state of Louisiana. But the section's purpose is indisputable: to deliver $100 million or more in federal... more »
  • Change That Works in Lafayette

    November 14, 2009 7:14 PM

    Supporters of Presidents Obama's healthcare reform bill got together today at St. James Baptist Church in Lafayette. It was a part of a grass roots movement making its way across the nation. The group traveled from New orleans to spread their message. They focused on senior citizens... more »
  • DHH tackles the Medicaid budget shortfall

    November 3, 2009 12:14 PM

    Being faced with a $308 million budget shortfall in the Medicaid Program is serious, and the Administration has had to make tough, strategic decisions to ensure that core programs within Medicaid remain intact to protect critical healthcare services for those in need. On behalf of the Louisiana Hospital Association... more »
  • Hospice of Acadiana: Healthcare Decision Seminar

    September 21, 2009 8:54 AM

    Hospice of Acadiana: Healthcare Decision Seminar On Wednesday, September 23, 2009 , beginning at 5pm until 7pm , there will be a free healthcare seminar (open to the public). Billy Mouton will be offering legal advise, a social worker will be on hand to help you start the conversation... more »

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