Legislators Leveraging Hospitals to Pressure Governors to Expand Medicaid

Citizen Wealth Financial Justice Health Care Ideas and Issues

New Orleans       In Florida, there is a well-publicized breech between the Republican Governor and the Republican-controlled legislature over their budget shortfalls and the need to bridge the gaps by expanding Medicaid.  The governor, Rick Scott, has gone to wild extremes of suing the federal government to try to force a change in the already …

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Venal Politics of Ambition, Ideology, and Contributions Crippling Louisiana Healthcare

DC Politics Health Care

New Orleans  What often goes unsaid when the right pontificates and proselytizes about the wondrous benefits of privatization or public-private so-called “partnerships,” is the how much this is all simply a rationalization for personal ambition and the need to raise huge campaign contributions to fuel that fire. We see this now, painfully and almost daily, …

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