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Managed healthcare plan unveiled for Louisiana's poor

New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 2, 2008

Louisiana lawmakers have received their first extensive look at Gov. Bobby Jindal's healthcare proposal, as members of the state House questioned the timing and cost of a sweeping plan to revamp how the state delivers and pays for healthcare to the poor. Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine joined representatives from private hospitals, insurers, doctors, and Louisiana State University in a day-long briefing on the "Louisiana Health First" initiative. "This is the first step as we move toward the regular session," House Speaker Jim Tucker, R-Algiers, said.