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Cassidy Finds Obamacare Announcement Peculiar, Landrieu Still Pushing Bill

President Barack Obama announced he would delay the cancellation of health insurance policies for millions of Americans, but one Louisiana politician finds the timeline peculiar.

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Obama to Allow Sale of Canceled Plans

President Barack Obama says health insurance companies can continue to sell policies canceled under his health care law for at least one more year to existing customers.

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Louisiana Launches Annual “Fight the Flu” campaign

State Senator Sherri Buffington was one of many state officials who rolled up their sleeves today to help the Department of Health and Hospitals launch its annual Fight the Flu campaign.

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Obama Apologizes to People Losing Health Coverage

President Barack Obama is apologizing to Americans who are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep. He's pledging to find fixes that might allow people to keep their coverage.

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Why Obamacare Is Just Like George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ [OP-ED]

With the Obama administration working and wiggling its way through problems with Healthcare.gov, the story line is sounding more and more like George Orwell's novel, Animal Farm.

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More West Nile Virus Cases Confirmed in Louisiana

State health officials say three more cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Louisiana during the past week. All three were West Nile fever cases and there was one each in Ascension, Lafayette, and Ouachita Parishes.

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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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