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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

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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     09/18 - Revisiting Reform

Are the criminal justice reforms working as intended?
In 2017, Louisiana’s legislature passed the Justice Reinvestment Act, which sought to reduce the state’s highest-in-the-nation incarceration rate. The bill was championed by Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards and received bipartisan support including from community and business leaders. Now, just over a year later, the legislation has become a political football. State Attorney General Jeff Landry and Senator John Kennedy, both Republicans considering a run against Edwards in 2019, suggest that the reform package is a failure. They cite murders committed by two inmates released since the Act’s implementation.

Are the criminal justice reforms working as intended? Has the legislation put more residents in harm’s way or are plea deals part of the problem?

Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Revisiting Reform” Wednesday, September 26 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

Our panelists are:
• E. Pete Adams, Executive Director, La. District Attorneys Association
• Alanah Hebert, ACLU of Louisiana & Justice Reinvestment Task Force
• Andrew Hundley, Louisiana Parole Project
• Sec. Jimmy LeBlanc, La. Department of Corrections

The program features interviews with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry; Rep. Terry Landry, D- New Iberia, with the Justice Reinvestment Oversight Council; Deputy Assistant Secretary Natalie Laborde, with the Louisiana Department of Corrections; and Stephanie Riegel, editor of the Baton Rouge Business Report.

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and professor Robert Mann with the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication host the show.

Louisiana Public Square 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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