January 28, 2015 2:01 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new poll says most Americans would want Congress to restore federal subsidies for millions buying health care coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law if the Supreme Court invalidates some of that aid. A poll by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation says more than 6... more »
January 7, 2015 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says nearly 103,000 people signed up for coverage under the president's health care law last week. That's a slow but steady gain during a period that included the New Year's holiday. Wednesday's report from the Health and Human Services department comes as the health law's... more »
December 16, 2014 4:13 PM
WASHINGTON - Sign-ups under President Barack Obama's health care law surged last week, driven by a deadline for getting covered by Jan. 1, officials said Tuesday. Unlike last year, the HealthCare.gov website was working well. More than 1 million people picked a plan from Dec. 6 through Dec. 12, bringing... more »
December 7, 2014 10:25 AM
MIAMI - Primary care doctors might be working longer hours, hiring more staff and relying on nurse practitioners, but the majority seem to be finding a way to keep up with the 6.7 million new patients under the Affordable Care Act. One of the purposes of the new health law... more »
December 4, 2014 11:33 AM
WASHINGTON - Obama administration officials are acknowledging that HealthCare.gov premiums, on average, will go up next year. But the same officials say most current customers can still save money if they are willing to shop around a competitive marketplace. In a report released Thursday, the Health and Human Services Department... more »
December 3, 2014 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON - The government says U.S. health care spending grew by the slowest rate in more than a half-century last year. But a speed-up is coming, as the economy gets traction and the new health care law covers more people. The nation's health care tab grew by just 3.6 percent... more »
December 2, 2014 11:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Opponents of President Obama's health care overhaul law say Democrats used an unconstitutional amendment process to get it through Congress. Health care law opponents told a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday that the bill violates the Constitution's requirement that tax-raising measures... more »
November 26, 2014 5:52 PM
BATON ROUGE- A new LSU urgent health care clinic opening near the corner of Gus Young and N. Foster next month, will provide an additional option for people in need of care who don't want to visit an emergency room.
According to Laura Davis, an administrator with LSU Health... more »
November 25, 2014 10:35 AM
WASHINGTON - Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans available through President Barack Obama's health care law. But experts say it's going to take time for families to find the best deal for their finances - even as a... more »
November 17, 2014 12:25 PM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says more than 1 million consumers visited HealthCare.gov this weekend as the second sign-up season under the president's health overhaul got underway without the widespread technical problems experienced last year. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Monday that more than 200,000 people dialed... more »
November 15, 2014 8:24 PM
BATON ROUGE -
"I mean, you have other insurances that you can get, pay a lower deductible...and then you have Obamacare that's supposed to help the citizens and to me it's an illusion," that's what Blaine Ehrlich had to say about the Affordable Care Act.
But Marlon Corey... more »
November 15, 2014 10:23 AM
WASHINGTON - The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health overhaul opens Saturday, and the hope is that consumers will have a positive experience this time. The fear is that entrenched political opposition and renewed legal challenges could yet collapse the program. With 7 million paying customers in new... more »
November 10, 2014 11:00 PM
BATON ROUGE- Planners will unveil ideas to create a medical Mecca in an area of the city already filled with health care industries.
Concepts for the Health District will be showcased at a meeting on November 18th. The discussion will be at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Click HERE... more »
November 2, 2014 10:48 AM
FORT KENT, Maine - A nurse who successfully fought Maine's quarantine for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients says she had no option but to challenge how medical professionals were being treated. Kaci Hickox says she was fighting for the rights of other U.S. medical workers who are... more »
October 30, 2014 1:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court in New Orleans has scheduled December arguments on a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care act. In this case, opponents of the act say it is unconstitutional because it imposes a tax - and all tax bills must originate in the House.... more »
October 30, 2014 8:12 AM
FORT KENT, Maine - All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on a bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. It was the second time in two... more »
October 28, 2014 11:12 AM
BATON ROUGE - Even as another poll shows the federal health care law remains highly unpopular in Louisiana, Sen. Mary Landrieu has doubled down on her support for the revamp. In the latest Senate race debate, the Democratic incumbent said while the signature initiative of President Barack Obama's administration needs... more »
October 17, 2014 1:53 PM
WASHINGTON - A Caribbean cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker is heading back to Texas -- after being refused permission to dock in Cozumel, Mexico. The passenger had handled a lab specimen from the Liberian man who died from Ebola in Dallas. And she's being monitored for signs... more »
October 7, 2014 2:59 AM
NEW YORK - Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they've secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how good the triage staff is at identifying and isolating possible cases. A small hospital in the Ohio countryside has hung up... more »
September 23, 2014 8:04 AM
BATON ROUGE - State lawmakers are holding meetings this week to discuss changes to the health plans offered by the Office of Group Benefits.
The agency will offer the new health care plans beginning next year, but there are still many concerns among retirees and state employees. Susan West... more »
September 8, 2014 2:09 AM
CHICAGO, IL - A new study suggests efforts to improve patient safety and reduce preventable health care linked infections in hospitals are meeting with success, especially for children. The study of 174 U.S. hospitals in 39 states finds steep declines in dangerous infections sometimes transmitted through treatments in intensive care... more »
August 26, 2014 12:28 PM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has picked a Connecticut official to run HealthCare.gov ahead of a second open enrollment season looming as a test of competence for the feds. Kevin Counihan leads Access Health CT, a health insurance marketplace seen as a national model. As CEO of the federal exchange,... more »
August 25, 2014 5:51 PM
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix. Revelations that as many as 40 veterans died while awaiting care from the Phoenix VA rocked the agency last spring, exposing a system... more »
August 22, 2014 3:25 PM
BATON ROUGE - The research foundation running the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe says it has paid the university system $7 million, after LSU sent a collection letter demanding $25 million. The Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, or BRF, said Friday it placed another nearly $11 million into... more »
August 20, 2014 2:10 PM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's revised financing plan for six LSU hospital privatization deals is running into questions from federal health officials who rejected a previous version. The state health department on Wednesday released the three-page question letter from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS.... more »
August 18, 2014 10:05 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Legislative Auditor's office is raising questions about the usefulness of an annual report evaluating private managed-care networks handling health services for Louisiana Medicaid patients. In a review released Monday, the auditor's office says the report that the Department of Health and Hospitals provided to lawmakers in... more »
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 »
August 7, 2014 11:43 AM
FORT BELVOIR, VA - President Barack Obama says the government must ensure that the Veterans Affairs Department has the resources to keep up with the demands of troops returning from war. Obama is speaking at a signing ceremony for a $16.3 billion measure allowing the Veterans Affairs Department to hire... more »
August 7, 2014 3:39 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is set to sign into law a bill aimed at helping veterans avoid long waits for health care. The legislation is a response to reports of veterans dying while awaiting appointments to see Veterans Affairs doctors and of a widespread practice of employees covering... more »
July 31, 2014 11:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - More than 550 new laws take effect Friday, passed by lawmakers in the legislative session that ended in June. Slug a referee at your child's sports game? You'll face jail time. Sixteen and trying to improve your tan? You'll have to head outside because minors are barred... more »
July 30, 2014 3:51 PM
WASHINGTON - The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care. The 420-5 vote Wednesday sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by the end of the week. The $16.3 billion measure is intended to help veterans avoid... more »
July 30, 2014 12:16 PM
WASHINGTON - Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall. The Government Accountability Office - the investigative agency of Congress - will report Thursday on its... more »
July 30, 2014 3:17 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is moving quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care. The House could vote on the $17 billion bill as early as Wednesday, with a Senate... more »
July 29, 2014 11:02 AM
WASHINGTON - House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Agreement by the 28-member conference committee was needed to move the bill to the full House and Senate. The bill is intended to help veterans avoid long... more »
July 28, 2014 11:22 AM
WASHINGTON - The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate. Social Security's massive retirement program will remain solvent until 2034, although disability benefits are in more immediate danger. The disability trust fund is... more »
July 24, 2014 10:08 AM
WASHINGTON - With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says his proposal would cost less than $25 billion over three years. That... more »
July 9, 2014 5:17 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other problems. James Tuchschmidt, the No. 2 official at the Veterans Health Administration, apologized on behalf of the... more »
July 9, 2014 5:13 AM
MEMPHIS, TN - Memphis police say hundreds of officers have called in sick in the past week in what appears to be a deliberate action to protest planned health care cuts. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said 554 officers called in sick on Tuesday alone. Memphis Police Director Toney... more »
July 8, 2014 3:48 PM
WASHINGTON - A federal investigative agency says it is looking into claims that Veterans Affairs supervisors retaliated against 67 employees who filed whistleblower complaints, including 25 filed since June 1, after a growing health care scandal became public. The independent Office of Special Counsel says 30 of the complaints about... more »
July 8, 2014 10:10 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Securities and Exchange Commission has wrapped up an investigation into Amedisys' participation in the federal Medicare program, and no enforcement actions will be recommended. The Baton Rouge-based home health care and hospice services provider had announced the investigation in June 2010 and said then that it... more »
July 2, 2014 2:12 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Robert McDonald is a onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of consumer products giant Procter & Gamble. Now he may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department. The longtime corporate executive was nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the VA and... more »
June 27, 2014 2:53 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is getting an update on the problems plaguing the health care system for veterans from his acting veterans affairs secretary and a top aide. The White House says Obama will meet Friday with Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson after returning from a two-day trip to... more »
June 17, 2014 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON - The latest pill for hepatitis C sounds like a your-money-or-your-life choice. Sovaldi cures the liver-wasting illness in 9 of 10 patients, but treatment can cost more than $90,000. Leading medical societies recommend Sovaldi. Patients clamor for it. But insurance companies and state Medicaid programs are gagging on the... more »
June 13, 2014 4:42 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's "navigator" organizations that get grants to help consumers enroll in insurance under the federal health care law will have to be licensed by the state. Gov. Bobby Jindal's office announced Friday that the governor signed Republican Rep. Kevin Pearson's bill to require the licensing and registration... more »
June 11, 2014 2:43 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The insurance industry says more options for bare-bones coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law would entice healthy young adults to sign up, helping to stabilize premiums. Insurers want Congress to change the law to allow subsidies for consumers who buy so-called catastrophic plans. Given the... more »
May 30, 2014 6:05 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana could become a testing ground for Gov. Bobby Jindal's health care alternative to the federal health care overhaul, under a bill that has received final backing from lawmakers. Democratic Sen. Ben Nevers, of Bogalusa, proposed trying to use Jindal's "America Next" health care plan in Louisiana,... more »
May 23, 2014 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama celebrated when sign-ups for his health care law topped 8 million, exceeding expectations. But a new poll shows Americans remained unimpressed. The Associated Press-GfK poll finds that public opinion is still deeply negative on the Affordable Care Act, Obama's signature effort to cover the uninsured.... more »
May 22, 2014 2:16 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is showing a sudden urgency to resolve a growing crisis over veterans' health care. Obama called in Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki for a White House meeting Wednesday and repeatedly vowed to take action. Obama also dispatched Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors to... more »
May 8, 2014 2:28 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama's nominee to take over the federal health care agency - and assume responsibility for his health care overhaul - is about to face senators who will help decide her confirmation. Sylvia Mathews Burwell appears Thursday before the Senate Health Committee, the first of two... more »
April 30, 2014 5:35 PM
WASHINGTON - A report by House Republicans says that one-third of people who signed up for health insurance through new federal exchanges hadn't paid their first month's premium as of mid-April.
But administration officials, outside experts and the insurance industry questioned the conclusions.
The report by Energy and... more »
April 23, 2014 1:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that Amedisys Inc., a Baton Rouge-based home health care provider, agreed to pay $150 million to resolve allegations they filed false Medicare claims.
The federal government said between 2008 and 2010 Amedisys improperly billed Medicare for ineligible patients and services,... more »
April 17, 2014 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges. That's 1 million more than congressional scorekeepers had initially projected. Obama also says 35 percent of those who signed up are under the age of 35. Enrolling substantial numbers of younger, healthier... more »
April 10, 2014 11:25 AM
WASHINGTON - The House has passed a GOP budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years through sweeping cuts across the federal budget and eliminating health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The 219-205 vote on the nonbinding framework takes a mostly symbolic swipe at the... more »
April 4, 2014 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says 3 million Americans signed up for Medicaid under the new health care law as of the end of February, offering its first accounting of how much the safety-net health program has grown since implementation of the law. Many were newly eligible because of the... more »
April 1, 2014 3:37 PM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says 7.1 million Americans enrolled for health care coverage by Monday's midnight deadline. He's praising the achievement of overcoming lost weeks at the start of sign-ups last fall. Obama says the law has not fixed the health care system but it has made it a... more »
April 1, 2014 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON - It's not too late to get covered. A few routes remain open for those who missed the health care law's enrollment deadline Monday. Millions may be eligible for a second chance to sign up for subsidized insurance. The government says people who started their online applications before the... more »
April 1, 2014 12:40 PM
WASHINGTON - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says the White House is reporting more than 7 million people signed up for health care through the exchanges by Monday's midnight deadline. Pelosi confirmed the milestone after meeting with President Barack Obama on Tuesday. The number could climb. People who started applying... more »
April 1, 2014 10:46 AM
BATON ROUGE - A House budget leader says Gov. Bobby Jindal's 2014-15 health care budget proposal includes $680 million in piecemeal financing that puts services in a precarious position. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Fannin says he's worried about how the Department of Health and Hospitals will replace that money... more »
March 31, 2014 11:06 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says a new technical problem briefly prevented last-minute users from signing up on the government's health insurance website. The new problem comes as traffic is surging on deadline day. Health and Human Services spokesman Aaron Albright says technicians identified an issue affecting consumers trying... more »
March 27, 2014 3:02 PM
WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama says more than 6 million Americans have signed up for coverage through the new health insurance markets created by his overhaul. That's a milestone, fulfilling a goal set by Congressional Budget Office and embraced by the White House. The president made the announcement during an international... more »
March 25, 2014 11:08 AM
WASHINGTON - Do profit-making businesses have religious rights?
The Supreme Court is wrestling with that question in a case that involves two family-owned companies. The owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties provide health insurance to their employees but object to covering certain methods of birth control --... more »
March 24, 2014 5:32 PM
BATON ROUGE - The deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan is fast approaching and already insurance agents are seeing a boom in the number of people rushing to sign up.
"Right now I'm working seven days a week, and the thing that's really frustrating about that is... more »
March 21, 2014 4:56 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House says it won't push back the March 31 deadline to sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. But if you already started an application, you may get some extra time to finish it. Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Friday that the... more »
March 19, 2014 3:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - A proposal to add new regulations for abortion providers in Louisiana has received the unanimous support of the House health care committee. The bill by Rep. Katrina Jackson, a Democrat from Monroe, would require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. It's... more »
March 12, 2014 10:54 AM
BATON ROUGE - Anyone under the age of 18 would be banned from using tanning beds, if lawmakers agree to a proposal backed by the House health care committee. New Orleans Rep. Helena Moreno, a Democrat, says her bill would help prevent skin cancer associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation... more »
March 11, 2014 3:08 PM
WASHINGTON - The administration says President Barack Obama's health care law made steady progress in February, with more than 940,000 people signing up for coverage.
Even so, it's starting to look like the White House could well miss the unofficial goal of signing up 6 million people by the... more »
February 4, 2014 11:40 AM
WASHINGTON - The Congressional Budget Office says President Barack Obama's health care law will mean a reduction of about 2.5 million jobs in 2024, ten years from now.
The nonpartisan CBO says the law will affect both the supply and demand for labor. It's a big increase from the... more »
January 3, 2014 6:02 PM
BATON ROUGE- Louisiana is one of 25 states experiencing widespread flu activity as the season nears its peak.
Only ten states, including Louisiana, had widespread activity last week.
"Typically the flu season peaks in January or February, so we're still early on, and we're seeing a significant increase... more »
December 31, 2013 11:40 AM
WASHINGTON - Many of the major features of the federal health care overhaul go into effect on January 1.
They include new benefits, an insurance mandate, and the risk of more coverage disruptions.
Almost all Americans will be required to have health insurance.
Insurers can no longer... more »
December 1, 2013 11:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government claims more than 50,000 people can log on to its troubled health care website and more than 800,000 people will be able to shop for insurance coverage each day. Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday released a progress report on... more »
November 28, 2013 6:07 AM
CHICAGO (AP) - Small businesses interested in buying marketplace health insurance plans for their workers will have to purchase them from agents, brokers or insurance companies for the next year, rather than through the government website. The Obama administration is delaying the launch of its online portal to the health... more »
November 26, 2013 11:25 AM
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the dispute over a birth control mandate in President Obama's health care law.
The issue has seen different rulings in lower courts over whether employers should be required to cover birth control for their employees or they can opt out due... more »
November 13, 2013 9:35 PM
BATON ROUGE- The problem-plagued Obamacare website has assisted fewer than 400 people in Louisiana in signing up for health insurance.
The online marketplace is part of the president's health care revamp. The site has problems and left many people unable to enroll for coverage despite numerous attempts.
Fewer... more »
November 13, 2013 2:37 PM
WASHINGTON- The administration says fewer than 27,000 people managed to enroll for health insurance last month in the 36 states relying on the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama's overhaul.
In Louisiana, the number was 387 people. More than 7,700 people in the state have filled out applications... more »
November 13, 2013 8:22 AM
WASHINGTON - The House's chief investigator will delve Wednesday into the technical issues behind the dysfunctional rollout of President Barack Obama's health care website.
Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is probing whether the White House shares blame for the website's woes. At a hearing, he'll explore concerns about online security.... more »
November 4, 2013 8:55 AM
LOS ANGELES- The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite. The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama's signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched... more »
November 1, 2013 11:20 AM
WASHINGTON - Two Ohio business owners who challenged the birth control mandate in the new federal health care law have won a ruling in an appeals court.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia says the mandate limits the right to free exercise of religion.
... more »
October 30, 2013 7:37 AM
WASHINGTON - Defending President Barack Obama's much-maligned health care overhaul in Congress, his top health official was confronted Wednesday with a government memo raising new security concerns about the trouble-prone website that consumers are using to enroll. The document, obtained by The Associated Press, shows that administration officials at the... more »
October 23, 2013 8:10 AM
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has called in a trusted fixer to help correct problems with the new federal health care website. The White House says Jeffrey Zients will assist a team that is said to be working around the clock on the site. Since it opened Oct. 1, a... more »
October 21, 2013 8:03 AM
WASHINGTON - A lot of people who've been trying to register for the online insurance exchanges that are part of President Barack Obama's health care law have been frustrated by computer problems -- but Obama says nobody is more frustrated about it than he is. Speaking at a Rose Garden... more »
September 30, 2013 4:16 PM
WASHINGTON - Getting covered under President Barack Obama's health care law feels like a cross between doing your taxes and making an important purchase that requires research. During a media preview Monday Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said "nothing like this has ever existed before." You'll need accurate... more »
September 17, 2013 11:57 AM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has approved new rules that extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health care workers. The new rules will impact about 2 million workers. Home care aides have been exempt from federal wage laws since 1974, when they were placed in the same category... more »
September 4, 2013 4:23 PM
WASHINGTON - It's the No. 1 question about President Barack Obama's health care law: Will consumers be able to afford the coverage? Now the answer is coming in. The biggest study yet of premiums posted by states finds that the sticker price for a 21-year-old buying a mid-range policy will... more »
August 15, 2013 12:00 PM
BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. David Vitter told a packed town hall meeting that he will support a federal government shutdown this fall rather than agree to pay for President Barack Obama's health care law. Vitter was speaking at the Jones Creek Library in Baton Rouge this morning.
He... more »
August 14, 2013 2:27 PM
BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Louisiana officials are dragging their feet in helping put in place the health care changes required by the federal Affordable Care Act. Landrieu said Wednesday that the state should have taken the lead in creating the health insurance marketplace for people to... more »
August 2, 2013 11:33 AM
WASHINGTON - Republicans have pushed legislation through the House preventing the Internal Revenue Service from implementing any part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. It's the 40th time the chamber has voted to repeal all or part of the 2010 law. The bill is sure to be ignored by... more »
July 15, 2013 5:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Today on News 2 at 4, aesthetic dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz discussed new ways to make fat cells disappear.
CoolSculpting targets new areas now like arms and thighs.
Dr. Z talked about how the process and introduced us to a woman who has had it... more »
July 10, 2013 3:18 PM
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's largest private health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, estimates two-thirds of its customers who buy their own policies will pay the same premiums or less under the federal health care overhaul. But that's only if people take advantage of federal subsidies being offered... more »
July 9, 2013 10:22 AM
WASHINGTON - A trade group for Catholic hospitals says it can accept the Obama administration's compromise on birth control coverage. The Catholic Health Association says it's pleased with final rules for faith-affiliated nonprofits from the Department of Health and Human Services. The new health care law requires employers to cover... more »
July 2, 2013 5:31 PM
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says it's delaying a major part of the president's health care overhaul law, the requirement that medium and large companies offer coverage. In an announcement late Tuesday from the Treasury Department, the administration said it has heard requests from business groups for additional time to... more »
June 17, 2013 11:53 AM
WASHINGTON - An outside group supporting President Barack Obama's agenda plans to air a series of ads this summer promoting Obama's health care overhaul. Organizing for Action intends to spend at least $1 million this summer on ads to draw attention to the implementation of the health care law, including... more »