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09/09 - Health Care Reform: A Louisiana Perspective

While health care reform is on the nation's radar, what will current proposals mean to you?

Are you satisfied with your current health insurance?
While health care reform is on the nation's radar, what will current proposals mean to you?

Backgrounder

As Congress debates ways to expand healthcare coverage and control rising costs, Louisianans should have a significant interest in the discussion. According to the Center for Medicaid/Medicare Services, Louisiana’s personal health expenditures total over $22 billion. Roughly 20% of the state’s population is uninsured. Poor health outcomes have placed the state either 49th or 50th in the United Health Foundation’s national health rankings for the last 17 years. The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has indicated that “every study shows that insurance coverage improves access to care and leads to better health outcomes.”

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This program was also funded in part by the Louisiana Forestry Association

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We have to repeal health care as it is NOW! It is an Obamanation.

Posted by TKTPLZ  on  10/27  at  08:18 PM

With the majority of Americans giving the new Congress Failing grades and polling to Historic new lows, will Republicans have time to redeem themselves. Most Americans polling now say Republicans are not helping to get jobs but are hurting. Most Americans poll that they would like consensus on issues and Congress to work together. 68% of Americans including 68% of millionaires and billionaires agree that Taxes on the Wealthiest must be included in any deficit reduction plans but none of the Republicans agree with what the People of US say on this. Cuts to Medicare are opposed by 75% of Americans and the Republicans already voted for major cuts in the Radical Ryan Budget which most economists says does little for deficit and includes more Tax cuts to the Rich. Republicans want to repeal Dodd-Frank…the only protection we have against another Republican financial disaster like we had under Bush. They also want to repeal Health Care reform putting millions of Americans at risk without care. All of these Republican ideas are opposed by the majority of Americans.

Is there anything that can redeem them in time for 2012 or will the American People vote the bums out?

Posted by Tim  on  10/29  at  02:14 PM
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08/16 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference (encore)

What difference has a decade made?

Due to severe flooding in Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities, the recording of “Black & The Blue,” which was to be the August episode of Louisiana Public Square, was cancelled. Instead we will be broadcasting an encore presentation of “Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference.” More information, including broadcast dates and times, is below.

“Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference”
Eleven years ago, Hurricane Katrina swept through Southeast Louisiana, triggering what would become the nation’s costliest disaster. Less than a month later, Hurricane Rita inundated Southwest Louisiana forever altering the landscape. The storms uprooted residents, while the rest of Louisiana and its neighboring states welcomed them with open arms.
What affect did the storms have on economic development along the I-10 corridor? Just over a decade later, how have public services changed? How prepared is Louisiana to handle hurricane evacuees? And how did the hurricanes change the demographics of the state?
This month Louisiana Public Square takes a look at where the state is now on an encore presentation of “Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference” airing Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 21 at 11 a.m. on LPB HD.

The panelists are:
· Andy Kopplin, Office of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
· Paul Rainwater, Rainwater Consulting, LLC
· Stephanie Riegel, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
· Nihal Shrinath, The Data Center

The program includes interviews with Jason El Koubi, One Acadiana; Chris Guilbeaux, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP); Kathy Kliebert, Secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals; Allison Plyer, Executive Director of the Data Center; John White, State Superintendent of Education; and Christopher Bohnstengel and “Byrdie” Lane, owners of Byrdie’s Gallery and Café in New Orleans.

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney, and Kim Hunter Reed,Ph.D., who served in the Blanco administration during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, moderate the discussion.
“Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference” will also air in New Orleans, on WLAE. It can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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