public-private partnership hospitals

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)
March 14, 2018

Budget process begins

The deliberations over next year’s state budget formally began Tuesday in the House Appropriations Committee, and major disagreements have already emerged between Chairman Cameron Henry and Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration.

Number of the Day

$25,806 - The median income among African American households in New Orleans, compared to $64,377 for white households. (Source: The Washington Post)