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Private Hospital Deals In Trouble: Health chief advocates ‘restructuring” hospital deals

Oct 27, 2015 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

From the Advocate: "With state Medicaid costs rising, a Jindal administration official said Monday that the private contracts for managing the LSU charity hospitals need to be “restructured” because of the financial commitments made in them. State Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert’s brief comment marked the first time an administration official talked about the ...

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 How Automatic Voter Registration Can Transform American Politics

Sep 23, 2015 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

From The Nation: ""Voter registration laws have historically been used to exclude people from the democratic process. “There’s a lot of other rights that we don’t have to opt into—freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom from discrimination,” Padilla says. The right to vote should have the same universal protection."Read more here."

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A Prescription for More Black Doctors

Sep 15, 2015 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

"How does tiny Xavier University in New Orleans manage to send more African-American students to medical school than any other college in the country?" Learn more here.

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President Barack Obama In NOLA For 10th Official Visit

Aug 29, 2015 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

President Obama returned to New Orleans this week and delivered a clear message to the people of New Orleans: "You inspire me, and America." Learn more about the visit here. You can check out some of his many previous visits below. He first visited as a Senator and Presidential candidate in 2007.

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“New Orleans at Ten” A NOLA Datacenter Report

Aug 3, 2015 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Great set of data and perspective on New Orleans as it stands ten years after the storm and the Federal floods from the New Orleans Datacenter. Check out the entire report here.

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Shreveport Charity Hospital Operator Preparing To Leave Partnership

Jul 13, 2015 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

The center-point of the state health care reforms over the past seven years has been the privatization of our Charity Hospital system. The Governor has spent quite a bit of time touting the public layoffs that this spin-off has created and claiming some yet-to-be-realized cost savings, but somewhat less time considering the details of these complicated deals to ...

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Essence Fest 2015 Shines

Jul 6, 2015 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

This year's Essence Fest was chock full of great performances, insightful interviews, and thought-provoking discussions. Check out some of the pictures we snapped during the festival. [caption id="attachment_6179" align="aligncenter" width="576"] Essence Empowerment with Van Jones and others on "Black Lives Matter" Panel[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6182" align="aligncenter" width="640"] With Donna Brazile, Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson, Senator Janette Millin of ...

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Amazing Grace: Obama Delivers Eulogy in Charleston

Jul 2, 2015 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

"The president delivered the eulogy for Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney, a victim of the mass shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C."

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SAVE Saves No One

Jun 15, 2015 1 Comment ›› atuozzolo

$760m+ In Tax Increases Passed To Fund State Services In Irresponsible Budget As Session Spins To A Fitful Closure We should always be seeking compromise and cooperation, but one thing we should never compromise is our integrity. The 2015 Legislative session revealed that many are eager to sacrifice their honor, their oath to their constituents, and even the ...

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A Few Choice Words On The Gov’s HB707 Exec Order

May 21, 2015 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

I had a few things to say about the Governor's Executive Order that circumvented the Legislature's will on the discriminatory bill HB707.

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