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La. in for big changes, likely bumpy ride with Medicaid expansion, transition; here's how we got here

Advocate staff file photo by BILL FEIG -- Gov. John Bel Edwards and Dr. Rebekah Gee, DHH Secretary, center, listen to Linda Simms during a discussion on Medicaid expansion as Edwards and Gee met with new enrollees of the Medicaid expansion program prior to the June 1 enrollment start date.

Perhaps more than in any other state, the expansion of Medicaid to give thousands of Louisiana residents no-cost health insurance stands to have a profound effect on health care — whether it’s better or worse than the system already established to cover the needs of the poor. Louisiana on Friday is set to become the 31st state… Continue reading →

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Dow Chemical to cut 2,500 jobs worldwide

Dow Chemical Co. said Tuesday it will lay of 2,500 workers worldwide and shut silicones manufacturing plants in North Carolina and Japan. It’s unclear how or whether the job cuts will affect Dow’s more than 6,000 employees and contract workers in Louisiana.… Continue reading →

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