64°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Tue
74°
54°
70%
Wed
72°
50°
10%
Thu
78°
53°
0%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Medicaid money threatened

5 years ago Thursday, December 03, 2009 9:43:18 AM CST December 03, 2009 Thursday, December 03 2009 Dec 3, 2009 in News
Source: WBRZ

Millions of dollars in Medicaid money for Louisiana may be removed from health care reform legislation in the Senate.

Senator Tom Coburn, of Oklahoma, introduced an amendment Wednesday to strip a provision in the bill that would send $100 million to Louisiana.  Critics say the money was included in the bill to convince Senator Mary Landrieu to approve the legislation.

Landrieu's office called the move a "political stunt."

The state's Medicaid program is anticipating a deficit unless the money comes through.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
64°
63°
Tue
Scattered T-Storms
74°
54°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
72°
50°
Thu
Mostly Sunny
78°
53°
Fri
Sunny
80°
54°