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Legislative Session, Week 2 (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-04-07

Duration: 00:07:08

Subjects: Health Care | Louisiana Charity Hospital System | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1995 | MEDICAID


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Doughtery, Cary Speaker
  • Copelin, Sherman Speaker
  • Laborde, Raymond Speaker
  • Vitter, David Speaker
  • Flournoy, Melissa Speaker
  • Ackal, Bo Speaker


This segment from the April 7, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the action at the second week of the 1995 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. His report focuses on the growing concerns about the Edwards Administration’s proposed cuts to the Medicaid program and the unanswered questions about the plans to move the Charity Hospital system to a managed care system. His report includes highlights of a House Appropriations Committee hearing, including testimony by Cary Doughtery of the Louisiana Health Care Authority and Commissioner of Administration Raymond Laborde, as well as questions and comments by State Representatives Sherman Copelin, David Vitter, Melissa Flournoy, and Bo Ackal. Host: Robert Collins