Archive for the ‘louisiana health insurance’ Category

Health Care Reform May Not Cover Weight Loss Surgery

Posted on: May 27th, 2013 by SamTabes No Comments

As weight loss surgery becomes more popular, more and more health insurance companies are covering procedures such as lap-band and bariatric surgery to help obese people lose weight.  Many insurers have found that the price of the procedure is cost effective since many of these individuals find themselves healthier after they lose weight and use […]

Louisiana Facing Insurance Commissioner Election

Posted on: September 28th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Election season is upon us and Louisiana is definitely feeling the pressure as they get ready to vote for the insurance commissioner.  Louisiana has struggled with insurance issues for decades, and usually it’s been about homeowners insurance following Hurricane Katrina and other disasters.  This year, Louisiana health insurance and auto insurance are facing serious challenges and […]

Louisiana Health Insurance for the Poor

Posted on: July 6th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Louisiana health insurance is facing changes will health care reform approaching and many groups are trying to handle the health care delivery system for the poor throughout the state.  Health insurance companies and other private companies submitted proposals to the state advising why they would be the best option to run the coordinated care networks […]

Louisiana Health Insurance: Opting Out of Exchanges

Posted on: March 28th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Louisiana is opting out of creating health insurance exchanges at the state level which is part of the new federal healthcare bill according to Bruce Greenstein of Health and Hospitals.  The article “Louisiana to Opt Out of Health Insurance Exchanges in Federal Law” by Jan Moller found on details the factors behind their decision. […]

Louisiana Medicaid

Posted on: October 24th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

According to the article “DHH Makes Additional Medicaid Cuts” by Marsha Shuler on, Louisiana’s health chief announced Friday that there will be $135 million in cuts to Louisiana’s Medicaid health insurance program for the poor.  This is going to affect many with Louisiana health insurance through Medicaid. State Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary, Bruce […]

Louisiana Health Insurance Lawsuit

Posted on: September 27th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Recently, a Federal judge has approved parts of a lawsuit the state of Louisiana is bringing upon President Obama’s health care reform.  The lawsuit was filed by the state of Louisiana as well as 19 other states.  They are challenging the health care reform citing it as “unconstitutional” and concerned over the impact is will […]

Louisiana Health Insurance Receives Break

Posted on: August 19th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

The state of Louisiana has a break coming their way in terms of health insurance.  According to the article “White House: Louisiana Awarded $1 Million From Health Care Act” found on, Louisiana health insurance is getting some help. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the $1 million award to Louisiana to help with the recent […]

Louisiana Health Insurance: New Orleans

Posted on: July 28th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Since many New Orleans residents were without Louisiana health insurance after Hurricane Katrina health clinics were heavily relied upon.  According to the article “Funding in Jeopardy for New Orleans’ Health Clinics” by Sue Sturgis on, federal funding for the New Orleans clinics could dry up very soon. During the floods from Katrina, Louisiana State University […]

Louisiana Health Insurance: BCBSLA

Posted on: June 17th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana is a great resource for the most up to date information on health care reform and how it will affect you.  Louisiana health insurance is changing and understanding how the changes will impact you and your family is crucial during these times. Depending on your current situation the Patient […]

Louisiana Health Insurance: House To Nullify Mandate

Posted on: May 14th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

Earlier this week the House of Representatives voted 59-15 to declare that the state of Louisiana should not be subject to the recently based health insurance mandate.  The debate as well as the vote had a lot of Democrats joining Republicans for a majority to pass the bill. According to the article “House Votes to […]