legislative audit

December 4, 2018

Five points of clarification on recent Louisiana Medicaid audit

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The Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s recent review of Medicaid eligibility determinations caught the attention of journalists, the Legislature and political pundits. But the audit findings were more nuanced than the headlines suggest, and a careful reading of the audit report reveals findings that aren’t as salacious as conservative critics would have you think.Read more...

April 18, 2018

Medical school leaders urge budget delay

Chancellors from LSU’s two medical schools pleaded with lawmakers on Tuesday to hold off on passing a 2019 state budget until the Legislature has another opportunity to consider additional revenue measures in a second special session.

Number of the Day

$5.2 million  - Amount of money state government has paid involving in sexual harassment lawsuits since mid-2013. (Source: Louisiana Legislative auditor)
October 24, 2017

Mental health oversight needed

Nearly 90 percent of Louisiana’s Medicaid recipients - almost 1.5 million people - have their health care services managed by one of five managed-care insurance companies whose contracts are up for renewal by the state Legislature.

Number of the Day

19- Percent dropout rate for public students in alternative schools, compared to 4 percent statewide. (Source: The Advocate)
October 10, 2017

Hospitality workers unite

New Orleans’s hospitality workers are the engine of the city’s tourism-based economy. Unfortunately, many of those workers don’t earn enough to maintain a decent standard of living, and 500 employees of the Hilton Riverside recently decided to do something about it.

Number of the Day

197 - Number of community health centers in Louisiana whose federal funding expired on Sept. 30 and has yet to be authorized by Congress. (Source: National Association of Community Health Centers)