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La. seeks to revamp health care system for poor

4 years ago October 29, 2010 Oct 29, 2010 Friday, October 29 2010 Friday, October 29, 2010 6:12:58 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Andrea Fontenot

BATON ROUGE, LA - State Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein says the Jindal administration is open to changes in its proposed revamp of the state's health care delivery system for the poor.

Greenstein said his agency will hold a Baton Rouge summit and eight regional meetings in the  coming weeks to solicit ideas on how to proceed.

Under intense criticism, the administration pulled back on its plan under which taxpayers would pay for private insurance coverage for Medicaid recipients.

The insurance firms would develop health care provider networks of physicians and other health care providers which would coordinate the care of covered patients.

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