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molsusports
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re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it

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Jindal's gonna get LSU in a lot of trouble if he continues... LINK



That's a scary article to anyone who cares about LSU

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Other than clearing the decks of opponents for his plan to privatize Louisiana’s public health care system, it’s not clear why Jindal wants to run LSU.

He seems to have little interest in strengthening its educational mission. He’s slashed its budget by an obscene amount (almost half a billion dollars in cuts for Louisiana higher education in the past three years).

In that time, state appropriations as a percent of LSU’s budget have gone from 60 percent to about 35 percent. Ten percent of the faculty have left or been laid off. Courses have been cancelled. Class size has grown. Tuition has increased increased dramatically.

Jindal doesn’t care much about putting LSU on stronger financial footing and he has made no effort to explain his cuts to students or faculty. What he may care about is the LSU jobs available to his friends and campaign donors. His history of favoritism in other state departments (not to mention his intolerance of dissent) is well known.

Perhaps the only reason he hasn’t yet started stuffing LSU with friends and washed-up legislators is that he only recently acquired a strong majority of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Now that Jindal is fully in charge — and has, in interim President Bill Jenkins, an eager and accommodating administrator — who knows what’s in store for the main campus?


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jeffsdad
Member since Mar 2007
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re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
One huge issue with the state hospitals is that unlike other-well-ran-hospitals who will abide by the federal laws on medical necessity and not run medically unnecessary tests the state hospitals will run them all, without question. For ex, if you go to Glenwood with multiple orders, they will tell you - if you want this chest xray, you are going to have to pay for it, because medicare wont (per med necessity regs). State hospitals will run the tests and simply not charge anything to anybody. I have done some extrapulations from figures I am famaliar with and the state could save at least 25M per year by just abidding by the law. AT LEAST.


OhFace55
Nebraska Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
6684 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
Ochsner has one of the best neuro surgeons in the U.S. in Dr. Sulaiman.
This post was edited on 10/4 at 5:42 pm


GREENHEAD22
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LafayettebywayofBush
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
frick that Hindu, never liked him from the get go and he has done nothing but gotten worse.


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TheWiz
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NOLA
Member since Aug 2007
7852 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
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Ochsner has one of the best neuro surgeons in the U.S. in Dr. Sudelman

They say that about Shreveport too. I can't recall his name right now.


TheWiz
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Aug 2007
7852 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
Yeah, but the biggest problem with the LSU hospitals is that they mostly cater to the "Free Care" patients. Unfortunately, they have to play CYA more than anything.


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OhFace55
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
6684 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
LSU-S has some good surgeons as well, but Ochsner main campus is better than LSU interim overrall as a surgical facility. Interim's Trauma operation is really good though.


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Winkface
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jul 2010
33315 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
Not disagreeing with you but neurosurgery is not the same as general surgery. Different programs.


Oh and his name is Dr. Sulaiman.


tylercsbn9
LSU Fan
Cypress, TX
Member since Feb 2004
56418 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
Why do people get all up in arms when we have cuts to education and hospital systems. At some point we have to be fricking financially responsible .


OhFace55
Nebraska Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
6684 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
I edited just before you posted. They have some other general surgeons that are good as well but sulaiman is the standout there. Interim is fairly average, but it doesn't mean that it is worthless.


Winkface
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jul 2010
33315 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
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Interim is fairly average, but it doesn't mean that it is worthless.
I could be wrong but I'm sure Chad Jones would call the doctors that saved his leg more than average.


Boats n Hose
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Apr 2011
37142 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
Ummm...I mean that is what they're supposed to do


GREENHEAD22
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LafayettebywayofBush
Member since Nov 2009
9363 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
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Why do people get all up in arms when we have cuts to education and hospital systems. At some point we have to be fricking financially responsible .



I understand we have to make cuts, its the cuts he has made and the way he is doing it that pisses me off.


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Cdawg
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Member since Sep 2003
41925 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
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Jindal tried to cut SUNO and people went ape shite.


ISWYDT


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DollaChoppa
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re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
Great decision by Jindal. Glad this is happening


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Oyster
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North Shore
Member since Feb 2009
7580 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
Mean while the state legislature trembles in the corner.


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OhFace55
Nebraska Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
6684 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
Average is relative in the medical field as you are aware. I'm really not trying to knock interim. They are 3rd best in the state overrall (imo) as a surgical facility and better than most places in the south.


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TigerStripes06
LSU Fan
SWLA
Member since Sep 2006
25611 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
Well, he has to pay for hurricane relief and "the general welfare" somehow. He's destroying this state.


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Oyster
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North Shore
Member since Feb 2009
7580 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
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Why do people get all up in arms when we have cuts to education and hospital systems. At some point we have to be fricking financially responsible .


Because these areas get cut every year. They are the only two area the state constitution allows for cuts to be made. Why not spread the burden?


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Winkface
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jul 2010
33315 posts

re: Jindal shutting down LSU hospital system in order to privatize it
Just like a kicker is supposed to make the kick but sometimes they miss.


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