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Sharon Weston Broome & David Hood Interview (2013)

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: 2013-04-19

Duration: 00:07:04

Subjects: Health Care | Hospitals | Earl K. Long Medical Center | MEDICAID | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | HOOD, DAVID | Broome, Sharon Weston


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Broome, Sharon Weston Interviewee
  • Hood, David Interviewee


This segment from the April 19, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s in-studio interview with State Senator Sharon Weston Broome and David Hood, the former secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. They discuss: the closure of Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge; the transition to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center; and whether the state should accept Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare).