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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 07:40 PM

Gov. Bobby Jindalís Administration Reverses Planned Elimination of Medicaid Hospice Program [View all]

Source: Washington Post

BATON ROUGE, La. ó Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindalís administration scrapped plans Wednesday to shutter the stateís Medicaid hospice program in February, meaning the state will continue to provide end-of-life care to people on their death beds who canít afford private insurance.

Jindalís health secretary Bruce Greenstein made the announcement as hospice program supporters were gathering for a candlelight vigil on the state capitol steps to protest the cut. Greenstein said his department will use grant funding to cover the hospice costs this year.

Cheers went up across the small crowd of people gathered in what they expected to be a somber vigil. Instead, they celebrated.

ďI got goose bumps,Ē certified grief counselor and nurse Sue deRada said as she heard the program for the terminally ill would be spared.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/candlelight-vigil-set-to-protest-gov-bobby-jindals-elimination-of-medicaid-hospice-program/2013/01/23/b0f445ec-6598-11e2-889b-f23c246aa446_story.html



There is a low we won't sink to, after all.

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