Marco Rubio

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)
December 13, 2017

Medicaid brinksmanship

The health care received by 1.5 million Louisianans continues to hang in the balance as Gov. John Bel Edwards and Rep. Cameron Henry disagree on small details in the contracts of private companies that manage 90 percent of Louisiana's Medicaid program.

Number of the Day

28.3 - Percent of children in Louisiana living in poverty. (Source: United Health Foundation)
December 7, 2017

Deficit dishonesty

The Republican bill to cut taxes on powerful corporations and wealthy households will add at least $1 trillion to the federal debt - probably more - over the next decade.

Number of the Day

$30 million - The state general fund savings if Medicaid spending continues to come in below earlier forecasts. (Source: Louisiana Department of Health via Nola.com/The Times-Picayune)