For Immediate Release
Contact: Luke Bolar
May 22, 2015
Vitter Releases Healthcare Plan for Louisiana, How to Reform Medicaid
New Chapter of Vitter’s plan entitled “Improving our Public-Private Hospital Partnerships, Reforming Medicaid”
METAIRIE, LA. – David Vitter (R-LA) today released his proposals to improve health care in Louisiana as part of his plan, “Together, Louisiana Strong: Our blueprint for building a brighter future.” Chapter 6 of the Vitter plan is entitled “Improving our Public-Private Hospital Partnerships, Reforming Medicaid.”
“93,000 Louisianians have lost coverage that they liked and wanted to keep. Struggling middle class families have seen premiums and other costs skyrocket, and 866,000 of our citizens are still uninsured,” Vitter said. “We need solid Louisiana solutions, not mandates from the federal government.”
In Chapter 6 of “Together, Louisiana Strong,” Vitter details how he’ll work hard to ensure that our new public-private hospital partnerships work for all Louisianians and how he’ll fight to reform the broken Medicaid program, using market-based, patient-centered models. Vitter’s plan explains how he will promote preventative and primary care, which will produce better outcomes and save taxpayer dollars. It also explains how he will support Louisiana’s medical schools and teaching hospitals.
The new chapter also highlights the “Vitter Record,” including a number of bills Vitter has passed in the Senate and how he has led on health care initiatives like breast cancer screenings and paid maternity leave.
Vitter’s plan is focused on facing Louisiana’s enormous challenges head on—with strong leadership and real solutions— and taking advantage of historic opportunities and make great gains.
In addition to “Improving our Public-Private Hospital Partnerships, Reforming Medicaid,” Vitter has already released the following five chapters of the plan.
Vitter has compiled his plan by meeting with Louisianians of all walks of life and by listening to their ideas for building a brighter future. Vitter has held 382 Town Hall Meetings and 205 Telephone Town Halls. As a candidate for Governor, Vitter has held 12 Leadership Forums on the key challenges we face as a state specifically to develop this blueprint, with dozens of informal meetings and conference calls in addition.
Vitter will be releasing additional chapters as they’re added in the next several weeks.