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carbola
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Louisiana health-care cuts begin Friday

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Cuts to health-care services begin this week for at-risk children, low-income moms and HIV patients, part of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's rebalancing of the budget to close a midyear deficit.

Scheduled for elimination are programs that provide behavioral health services for at-risk children, offer case management visits for low-income HIV patients and pay for at-home visits by nurses who teach poor, first-time mothers how to care for their newborns.

The Medicaid program will no longer cover physical therapy and speech therapy rehabilitation services for nursing home residents. Dental benefits to pregnant women through Medicaid will be cut off. Hospitals and doctors will be paid less when they care for Medicaid patients.

The cuts will begin Friday, part of a series of Jindal administration reductions announced in mid-December to close a nearly $166 midyear budget deficit for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

The Medicaid hospice program that provides at-home care for terminally ill patients who can't afford private insurance won a last-minute reprieve after the state Department of Health and Hospitals identified grant dollars to continue the service and state senators voiced loud complaints about the planned closure.

The rest of the programs slated for elimination this week won't be spared, however.


So cutting a crap ton of programs to fix a $166 dollar deficit...I think I'm missing something here or they forgot Million or something.


lsuroadie
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Obviously million


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Oyster
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Only way around it is to change the constitution.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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He is getting torn up by the liberal websites. and major news.


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Jake88
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I really thought that during the Foster administration there was an election that came out in favor of opening more than healthcare and higher education to these cuts. What happened to that?


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carbola
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Only way around it is to change the constitution.


Can you elaborate. Just trying to understand.


lsuroadie
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LA constitution have to have a balanced budget.


It's a good thing . Trust me


Stingray
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holy cow a politician trying for a balanced budget, possibly with the goal of avoiding financial ruin, what an a-hole!


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constant cough
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Louisiana health-care cuts begin Friday


Bout time. Talk about a boondoggle.


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