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Health panel OKs Lousiana governor's plan

New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 19, 2008

Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's healthcare initiative cleared its first major hurdle when a legislative committee agreed unanimously to let the administration move ahead with a plan to steer hundreds of thousands of low-income children into managed-care networks. But members of the Joint Health and Welfare Committee made it clear that they are far from sold on the details of the Louisiana Health First plan, and want to preserve the option of adopting a different healthcare model.