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  • Where to watch the Wearin' of the Green Parade Play Video

    March 17, 2017 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of people will line the Hundred Oaks area in Baton Rouge for the Wearin' of the Green Parade Saturday. The parade will start at the Catholic Life Center on South Acadian Thruway and Hundred Oaks. It will pass down South Eugene, Terrace Avenue and finish... more »
  • House votes to bar funds for abortion coverage

    January 24, 2017 5:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has approved legislation that would permanently bar federal funds for any abortion coverage. The measure, which passed 238-183, would also block tax credits for some people and businesses buying abortion coverage under former President Barack Obama's health care law. Republicans passed a similar bill in 2015... more »
  • Medicaid expansion expected to cost $376M more than budgeted

    November 4, 2016 9:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program is costing $376 million more than expected this year, as older and costlier uninsured people sign up for the free coverage. That's according to the latest data released by Louisiana's health department. The higher-than-expected cost boosts the estimated price tag for the program... more »
  • Refunds due to 1,500 retirees in state insurance program

    August 1, 2016 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 1,500 people in Louisiana's health insurance program for state workers, public school employees and retirees have been overcharged for their coverage and are due refunds. That's the word from Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration, which has released the preliminary findings of an audit of the Office... more »
  • 214,148 people sign up for health coverage in Louisiana

    February 4, 2016 6:17 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New enrollment numbers show 214,148 people in Louisiana signed up for coverage under President Obama's health care act. The third open enrollment period ended Sunday. National and state enrollment figures were released Thursday. They mark an increase in Louisiana. More than 186,000 signed up during... more »
  • LSUsports.net to offer Tiger signing day web coverage blitz

    February 2, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local Tiger athletics focused website LSUsports.net announced they’ll have wall-to-wall coverage of all LSU football signing day action Wednesday as LSU’s No. 1 rated recruiting class is sure to have a big day. It’s the fourth year the site has hosted “Signing Day Live presented by... more »
  • Same-sex health insurance for state workers' spouses

    July 16, 2015 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The health insurance program for Louisiana state employees, retirees and some public school systems is taking applications for coverage for same-sex spouses and their dependents. The Office of Group Benefits says those who were married before June 26 have until Aug. 11 to apply. Those married on or... more »
  • Feds say Wal-Mart was biased against lesbians

    February 18, 2015 6:01 PM

    BOSTON - A federal agency says Wal-Mart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ordered the retail giant to work with Jacqueline Cote of New Bedford, Massachusetts,... more »
  • Health care deadline today

    February 15, 2015 11:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Today is the last day to sign up for 2015 coverage under the Affordable Care Act. According to the federal exchange, those who want insurance from Obamacare 2.0 should at least start the application by midnight on Sunday to avoid a fee. Those filing taxes in... more »
  • State workers could be paying higher premiums

    December 29, 2014 7:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State workers could have to pay more money for health insurance and lose some coverage at the same time under the Governor's plan to help save the state money. A public hearing was held Monday about the proposed changes to insurance plans for state workers. Many... more »
  • LSU flagship campus gets insurance-buying autonomy

    October 17, 2014 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have given LSU the authority to leave the state-run insurance program and buy its own coverage in a first-of-its-kind arrangement for a Louisiana college. University System President F. King Alexander says the move could save the Baton Rouge campus millions of dollars and allow it to... more »
  • Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

    August 13, 2014 2:47 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Obama administration says the clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health law. Officials said Tuesday that letters are going out to about 310,000 people whose citizenship and information documentation doesn't match what the government... more »

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