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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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09/16 - Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System

How well is the state’s public school system really performing?

One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.

The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.

“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” 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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