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University Medical Center Building (photo courtesy Ken Romero)
University Medical Center Building (photo courtesy Ken Romero)
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Louisiana’s New Medicaid Enrollment Plan To Benefit The Working Poor

It's estimated that near 300,000 Louisiana residents, mainly the working poor, will now be eligible to receive health insurance through Medicaid as a result of the expansion.

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More Louisiana Medical Students Are Leaving The State Than Ever Before

The state's budget crisis today could be a major player on the number of doctors planning to practice medicine in our state for the future.

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Ends Sunday

The deadline for signing up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act is midnight Sunday.

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Louisiana Ranks Low For Financial Well Being

Another nationwide survey puts Louisiana near the bottom of a very important list.

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Local Nurse Pens ‘I’m Just A Labor And Delivery Nurse’ And You’ll Be Reaching For The Tissues

If you're a nurse, a parent or know someone about to have a baby, this local nurse's "I'm Just A Labor And Delivery Nurse" is something you need to read.

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Louisiana Seventh Worst State For Women’s Equality

It might not seem like it a first glance but this is actually good news for our state. We used to be on the bottom.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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23,000 Louisiana Veterans May Lose Health Care

Health care analysts say the reason for billing problems is because the V.A. uses outdated and inefficient data technology.

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Insurance Marketplace Offering Special Enrollment Beginning Today

It's time to double check your health insurance policy. If you aren't covered you could be paying a penalty on your income tax. A special enrollment period is underway to help you avoid that extra cost.

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VIDEO — Kennedy Says Medical School In Lafayette Will Require Team Effort

Treasurer John Kennedy says Lafayette's already thriving health-care industry makes it the ideal place to train new doctors and expand health-care access in the state.

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President Obama Signs Health Care Reform Bill
WASHINGTON - MARCH 23: President Barack Obama signs a copy of the Affordable Health Care for America Act for a member of Congress after signing the acutual bill during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House March 23, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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La. Health Official Says Premiums Won’t Skyrocket For Covered Workers When Obamacare Kicks In

In just about 3 months, the most sweeping changes to America's health care system in 50 years will take effect, and one state health official says we know too little about what the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will do.

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