Category: Health Care

Originally, Louisiana Sen. Landrieu cut a deal in the new Healthcare bill in 2012 –so Louisiana would not be penalized for federal money pouring into the state after Hurricane Katrina. The fix was to help Louisiana avoid cuts in the Federal Medicaid portion—the state paying a higher rate. Since it looked like economically, Louisiana was doing well, but it was artificially high because of Federal aid, which would make the state pay more for their portion of Medicaid.
Democrat-Blue Dog-Sen. Landrieu was doing her job looking out for her state. For her troubles, she was called names such as a whore—I think that was started by
Rush Limbaugh on his radio show. Then the name-calling continued with the many, many Louisiana Southern GOP radio show listeners. I saw it as Ignorant Hate for anyone or anything Democrat. And of course, Southern GOP hate for Obama’s Healthcare Bill.

Louisiana took a big hit after Hurricane Katrina–the poor the most. Sen. Landrieu was making sure any state in the United States suffering after a disaster would not be penalized from the Medicaid Rates.

These Medicaid and healthcare cuts in Louisiana–I wonder if it has anything to do with Gov. Jindal wanting to Privatization everything. He just put in school vouchers to Religious Schools.

Something big is up here and I am looking into it. I think I will start with Gov. Jindal’s belief system–it is very extreme. I know he is on the short list –on Romeny’s VP list. Since I have a disabled brother that I see to in his care in a Nursing Home –I keep an eye open in Louisiana’s Medicaid and Mental Healthcare. Big cuts are happening fast—too fast for anyone to figure what is going on. Maybe that is the idea too.

The GOP governors in these states do not want to take any of the Federal Medicaid money in the New Healthcare Law. They want to stick it to Obama–but the poor and the uninsured will be the ones that suffer. Because of their Anti-Obama Politics.

In the ACA–The federal government will pick up 100% of the cost for the first three years and 90 percent for the next 5. Right now, the federal government pays 57% of Medicaid’s costs in Louisiana.


Dear Patricia Heaton,

What happen there with your tweets?

We here in the “Middle” America value fair play, civility and are not extreme with our religion or politics. We love you in your 9 year run in Everybody Loves Raymond. Your character Debra Barone was one that was Respectful, Fair, Smart and Balanced. It is what we were familiar with, love and admire about the character. Maybe not a rational thought to you but we believed you were Fair, Smart and a Balanced person also.

And that is why your tweets are receiving a huge push back. It is a big disappointment and a shock to the “Middle America”. The values we cherish were not shown by your tweets.

Please, my advice would be to do some political research on the important issues that are vital to “Middle America”. Attacking a young woman that is not a public figure but a private person concerned about Health Insurance Companies covering basic women’s healthcare is unacceptable. And that is the lesson learned in the Rush Limbaugh incident.

If private Americans are attacked, expressing their concerns to congress, we are on our way to lose much in our society and our Democracy. These unacceptable actions from a few put us all in danger.


Susanthur Middle America





here’s your at-a-glance guide to the health care law provisions in effect now, as well as some still to come, and what they may mean for you.

Health Care Law Benefits in 2011 and Years to Come, Efforts to Repeal Reform.

We’ve seldom seen a piece of legislation so widely misrepresented, and misunderstood, as the new health care law. We stopped counting the number of articles and items we turned out on the subject after the total reached 100.

Some of that is understandable. The debate went on for more than a year, while the different House and Senate bills changed their shape constantly.  The final law was the product of an awkward two-step legislative dance that first enacted the Senate’s version, then quickly amended it with a reconciliation “fix.” No wonder people are confused.

And even now the misrepresentations continue. The new law is no longer a moving target, but some opponents persist in making false or exaggerated claims about it. Our inboxes are filled with messages asking about assertions that the new law:


After 100 years of determined effort without result, Congress has finally delivered meaningful health care coverage to all Americans. The health care bill that passed the U.S. Senate with 60 votes on Christmas Eve was approved by a majority of the House of Representatives and signed into law last month by President Obama.

For months, people throughout Louisiana have heard hysterical cries from some quarters that the bill is unconstitutional and that it should be repealed. These naysayers are using these scare tactics to distract attention from the many important provisions in the bill

Health care reform that works right now: A guest column by Sen. Mary Landrieu | –

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act extends the promise of affordable care to the rest of the country–a promise that will be fulfilled, one way or another, by the government.

It will not happen today, tomorrow, or even in 2014, the first year of full implementation. And you can expect plenty of problems along the way. But history tells us that first we we agree to an obligation–and then we spend some time, maybe a long time, meeting it. Medicare grew to cover more and more benefits; Medicaid grew to cover more and more people. The same will happen with this act, I am sure.

In the meantime, life will get a little better for most people and a lot better for a few. The sick will get some care. The fearful will know some serenity.

And somewhere LBJ will be smiling. Harry Truman, too.

Newsvine – Truman. Johnson. Obama. | The New Republic.

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