health care

The Salt
2:16 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Just What The Doctor Ordered: Med Students Team With Chefs

Fourth year Tulane medical school student Neha Solanki (far right) preps a Greek frittata during a class at Johnson & Wales.
Kristin Gourlay RIPR

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 8:26 am

For the past few weeks, the culinary arts students at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., have been working with some less-than-seasoned sous chefs.

One of them, Clinton Piper, may look like a pro in his chef's whites, but he's struggling to work a whisk through some batter. "I know nothing about baking," he says.

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Red River Radio
10:31 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Louisiana and Texas agencies staff up with 'Navigator' grants

Two nonprofits based in Lafayette, La., and Lufkin, Texas, are among more than 120 to receive a one-year federal grant to help people shop for health insurance premiums and understand their subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. That grant is to train and hire full-time "navigators" who provide in-person education and enrollment assistance for the healthcare marketplace that opens Oct. 1. Brian Burton is directing the $1.3 million navigator grant for the consortium of Area Health Education Centers across Louisiana.

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Red River Radio
9:07 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Health care subsidies will reach deeply into Louisiana's middle class

Families USA, the Washington-based health care consumer advocacy group, says more than 353,000 Louisianans will be eligible for financial assistance to purchase premiums through the new health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. What’s more, according to executive director Ron Pollack, nearly 2 million Louisianans with pre-existing conditions won’t be denied coverage or charged higher premiums due to their health ailments.

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Community
11:42 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Listening Post: Add Your Voice On Healthcare

Hey New Orleans, let's talk about local news!

Question of the Week

The Listening Post Questions for September 5 - 19

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Health Care
2:06 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Uninsured Struggle To Access Healthcare Before Full Launch Of Affordable Care Act

The CARE free clinic earlier this summer. The clinics provide checkups and other services to uninsured Louisiana residents.
Caroline Lewis WWNO

Louisiana politicians, including Governor Bobby Jindal, continue to resist all programs associated with the Affordable Care Act, which is scheduled to go into full effect in 2014.

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WRKF
11:08 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Making Medicaid More Accessible in Louisiana

Originally published on Sat August 17, 2013 9:42 am

Since 2009, Louisiana and seven other states have been using a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to make Medicaid more accessible to those who are eligible.

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WRKF
6:03 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Proponents Urge Small Businesses To Get Educated While They Can

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 7:17 am

Last month the Obama Administration pushed back the employee mandate under the Affordable Care Act by one year. Employers with 50 or more full-time workers now have until 2015 to either provide their workers with health insurance or face a penalty.

In states that are expanding Medicaid as part of the the new health law’s roll-out, businesses have more flexibility in deciding how to make sure their workers are covered. And though Louisiana is not participating, proponents of expanding Medicaid in the state see the delay of the employer mandate as a chance to rally some small business support.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Free Medical Clinic Coincides With Essence Festival

Clinic executive director explains the scheduling change this year.

More than a thousand people are expected to get free medical care today from a non-profit setting up at the Convention Center. It was moved up earlier than usual this year because of the Essence Festival.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Free Health Clinic Set For Next Week

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the health clinic sponsored by the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

More than a thousand people without health insurance are expected to attend a free one-day clinic in New Orleans next week. It’s the fourth visit to the city by a national nonprofit since Hurricane Katrina.

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WRKF
8:45 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Pew Report Director On Dentist Shortage: 'Louisiana Is In Trouble'

A new report finds that Louisiana has the second worst dentist shortage in the nation. Because of this, many residents are not getting adequate dental care, especially children and people who live in rural areas.

The Pew Charitable Trusts examined the lack of access to dental care nationwide. The findings revealed a scarcity of dentists who participate in Medicaid. In Louisiana, the report comes as the state Department of Health and Hospitals is slashing reimbursement rates paid to dentists through the Medicaid program with the July 1start of the new fiscal year.

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