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David Hood, Medicaid Expansion (2014)

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, News, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-01-13

Duration: 00:28:38

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | HOOD, DAVID | Health Care | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act | MEDICAID | Louisiana Children's Health Insurance Program


  • Hood, David Speaker


A speech by David Hood before the Baton Rouge Press Club on January 13, 2014. Hood is a former secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals. He discusses: the reasons why he believes the state should accept federal funding to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare; the expansion of Medicaid under LaCHIP; and the critics’ arguments against expanding Medicaid.