Medicaid cuts http://wwno.org en State Medicaid Cuts Take Effect Friday http://wwno.org/post/state-medicaid-cuts-take-effect-friday Nearly $52 million in state cuts to Medicaid services go into effect Friday, Feb. 1. The reductions are part of the Dept. of Health and Hospitals’ response to a mid-year shortfall in Louisiana’s general fund.<p>The <a href="http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/2727" target="_blank">cuts include</a> the elimination of dental benefits for pregnant women and a healthy parenting program for first-time mothers who qualify for Medicaid. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:44:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 28174 at http://wwno.org Jindal says LSU hospitals will protect services despite cuts http://wwno.org/post/jindal-says-lsu-hospitals-will-protect-services-despite-cuts <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Gov. Bobby Jindal says he&#39;s confident LSU&#39;s network of public hospitals and clinics will protect health care services, despite cuts that strip a quarter of the system&#39;s funding.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:08:41 +0000 The Associated Press 16466 at http://wwno.org Moody's takes note of Louisiana Medicaid cut http://wwno.org/post/moodys-takes-note-louisiana-medicaid-cut <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Moody&#39;s Investors Service says Louisiana&#39;s loss of as much as $859 million in Medicaid financing is a &quot;credit negative&quot; for the state.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:56:30 +0000 The Associated Press 15945 at http://wwno.org LSU health care system takes brunt of Medicaid cut http://wwno.org/post/lsu-health-care-system-takes-brunt-medicaid-cut <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">LSU&#39;s network of charity hospitals and clinics will lose a quarter of its budget, with the Jindal administration choosing to levy the largest slice of Medicaid cuts on the facilities.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:11:12 +0000 The Associated Press 15718 at http://wwno.org La. Medicaid Funding Unexpectedly Slashed by $859M http://wwno.org/post/la-medicaid-funding-unexpectedly-slashed-859m <p>BATON ROUGE &mdash; Officials at Louisiana&#39;s health department are looking for ways to cut $859 million from the state&#39;s Medicaid program for the poor and uninsured. It would strip 11 percent of the funding for health services.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 17:34:38 +0000 The Associated Press 15058 at http://wwno.org