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Medicaid Funding (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-03-31

Duration: 00:08:25

Subjects: Health Care | MEDICAID | STATE BUDGET


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Doughtery, Cary Interviewee


This segment from the March 31, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robert Collins reporting on the Edwards Administration’s plan to cut 12% from the state’s Medicaid program to plug the $750 million state budget shortfall due to changes in federal funding for Medicaid. Collins then conducts an in-studio interview with Cary Dougherty, the chief operating officer of the Louisiana Health Care Authority. He discusses: their managed care plan; waiting for the federal government to approve the program; and the timeline for starting the program once approved.