House Bill 3

May 1, 2018

Hospital layoffs in Lafayette?

The state’s financial uncertainty has prompted Lafayette General Health to issue ‘warn’ letters of termination to nearly 800 University Hospital and Clinics employees.

Number of the Day

15.5 percent - Percentage of of adults in the United States without health insurance. This is nearly three percentage points higher than the adult uninsured rate at the same time in 2016 - an increase of about 4 million people. (Source: Axios)
February 26, 2018

Back from the brink

The Legislature’s special session nears its midpoint with a critical package of tax and budget bills having cleared their most difficult hurdle. Meeting for a rare Sunday afternoon session, the House Ways & Means Committee approved two major tax bills - one on sales taxes and one on income tax - while the Health & Welfare Committee advanced Medicaid bills sought by conservatives.

Number of the Day

$432 million - Total projected revenue raised by the tax bills approved by the House Ways & Means Committee on Sunday. That still leave the Legislature $260 million short of what’s needed to address the July 1 fiscal cliff. (Source: Times-Picayune)
May 25, 2017

Looking for leverage

Looking for leverage in the ongoing debate over Louisiana’s budget shortfall and the impending fiscal cliff, a bloc of Louisiana’s Democrats struck down a construction financing bill, which requires a two-thirds vote in order to pass.

Number of the Day

23 million - Number of people who would lose health insurance coverage if the House-passed AHCA becomes law. (Source: Congressional Budget Office)