Safety net 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)
April 27, 2018

Health care budget is still far short

When the Revenue Estimating Conference revised the state’s revenue forecast earlier this month to realize $346 million in tax receipts, the House Appropriations Committee designated $60 million to Medicaid.

Number of the Day

$82 million - Amount of revenue Louisiana would receive under the newly expanded Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (Source: The Daily Advertiser)
April 4, 2018

Lafayette hospital sends termination letter

The state’s financial uncertainty has prompted Louisiana’s public-private partnership hospitals (which serve Medicaid patients and the uninsured and are the training grounds for many of the state’s new doctors) to make arrangements to legally end their partnership with the state.

Number of the Day

43,000 - Number of people currently serving probation in Louisiana (Source: Nola.com-Times Picayune)
March 30, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Health care cuts: “It’s going to be ugly”; Medicaid expansion means happier, healthier patients; Low wages, high rent squeeze low-income tenants; and Mandatory minimums move through Legislature