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Louisiana Health Insurance
The Louisiana Senate voted 27-8 to approve legislation that would change the way Medicaid funding is divided among charity hospitals in the southern region of the state.
Louisiana Senate gave a chilly reception to a proposal by the Coalition of Leaders for Louisiana Healthcare that would have used funds for charity care in the New Orleans area to purchase managed care plans for low-income, uninsured adults.
The plan would offer 80,000 lower-income uninsured adults in Louisiana state insured access to community-based, personalized care.
Leaders for Louisiana Health Care proposed a plan to divert federal funds from the New Orleans' charity hospital system to a free-market model that would provide residents with insurance cards to the physician of their choice.
Louisiana Business Group on Health has launched a statewide effort to promote changes to the state health care system.