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Dr. Rebekah Gee Interview (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-06-03

Duration: 00:08:51

Subjects: Gee, Rebekah E. | Louisiana. Department of Health | Health Care | MEDICAID | Hospitals


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Gee, Rebekah Interviewee


This segment from the June 3, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s interview with Dr. Rebekah Gee, the Secretary of the newly renamed Department of Health. She discusses: enrolling 190,000 Louisiana residents on the first day of the Medicaid expansion enrollment period; the enrollment process; Louisiana as the first state in the country to automatically enroll food stamp recipients in the Medicaid program; the health benefits and cost savings of Medicaid expansion; the impact of the proposed budget cuts to the state’s safety net hospitals; the challenge of improving the health of Louisiana residents; and her decision to continue seeing patients.