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February 16, 2016

Capitol Beat



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-02-16

Duration: 00:01:44

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2016 | Politics | Government | Louisiana. Department of Health and Hospitals | Health Care | SPECIAL SESSIONS


  • Spires, Kelly Host
  • Reynolds, Jeff Speaker
  • Wester, Scott Speaker


This episode of the series “Capitol Beat” from February 16, 2016, features Jeff Reynolds, the Undersecretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on the impact of budget cuts to DHH. It also includes testimony by Scott Wester, the CEO of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, on the hospital’s inability to subsidize the care of uninsured and Medicaid patients. Host: Kelly Spires