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Committee Hearing on Medicaid Cuts (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-07-27

Duration: 00:05:04

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Health and Hospitals | Louisiana State University System | Louisiana. Legislature. Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget | Health Care | MEDICAID


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Thompson, Francis Speaker
  • Rainwater, Paul Speaker
  • Buffington, Sherri Smith Speaker
  • Jackson, Katrina Speaker
  • Cerise, Fred Speaker
  • Nevers, Ben Speaker
  • Greenstein, Bruce Speaker
  • Claitor, Dan Speaker


This segment from the July 27, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on state legislators’ growing concerns over the Jindal Administration’s response to the $859 million federal cut to the Medicaid program in Louisiana. It includes highlights from a meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, including testimony by Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater, Dr. Fred Cerise of the LSU System, and Secretary Bruce Greenstein of the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). It also includes State Senator Francis Thompson, State Senator Sherri Smith Buffington, State Representative Katrina Jackson, State Senator Ben Nevers, and State Senator Dan Claitor asking the three officials for more details of the response plan. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford