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What is the Single-Payer Health Care System and How Does it Work?

 

Single-payer health care is a system in which the government pays health-care providers for their services rather than being paid by private insurers.

Single-payer systems in Canada may contract for healthcare services from private organizations.

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Kennedy: Hospital Privatization Not To Save Money

It has been almost a month since the Biomedical Research Foundation officially took over operations of the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, but State Treasurer John Kennedy says this privatization effort is not to save money on operating costs.

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Louisiana Records Another West Nile Death

State health officials have confirmed the state's fourth West Nile virus death this year. It happened in Ouachita Parish and was the second death in that parish this year.

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Time to Clean Out the Medicine Cabinet

This Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. So the Caddo Sheriff's Office and Shreveport Police are teaming up again to help you clean out that medicine cabinet.

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Another Louisiana West Nile Virus Death Confirmed

State health officials have confirmed Louisiana's third West Nile virus death this year. It was somebody in Rapides Parish -- the second West Nile death in that parish this year.

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[UPDATE] Boil Advisory Lifted at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Bossier City

 The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has tested the water at Heritage Manor and samples have come back negative for contaminants. The boil advisory put in place there earlier this week has been lifted.

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American Red Cross Holding Shelter Operations Training in Shreveport This Saturday

The American Red Cross is doing some special training this weekend. The focus is on Shelter Operations, which are essential for northwest Louisiana in the event of disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires.

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Need Motivation? There’s An App Or Gadget For That

The technology industry is tapping into the growing market of people who want to chart their daily lives in excruciating detail.

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Is It a Cold or the Flu — How Can You Tell the Difference?

Cold or flu -- how do you know which one you have? Dr. Shanilee Singh with Ark-La-Tex Children's Clinic in Bossier City says the symptoms are very similar between the two, so much so that the only way to know for sure which one you have is through a simple test.

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DeSoto Waterworks District No. 1 Issues Public Notice About Chlorine Burn

In light of the ongoing effort to kill a deadly amoeba, Desoto Waterworks District #1 has issued the following statement:

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