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April 20, 2010

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-04-20

Duration: 00:02:18

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2010 | Politics | Government | Health care reform | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | HEALTH INSURANCE | Education | SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • LaFonta, Juan Speaker
  • Talbot, Kirk Speaker
  • Levine, Alan Speaker
  • Roy, Chris Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Speaker
  • Carter, Steve Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from April 20, 2010, features State Representative Kirk Talbot and Secretary Alan Levine of the Department of Health and Hospitals testifying on Talbot’s bill allowing businesses and individuals to opt out of the federal health care system without facing any fines or penalties. It also includes State Representative Pat Smith testifying on her bill mandating that the State Superintendent of Education meet the same job qualifications as a local school superintendent. Host: Shauna Sanford