Hospital privatization fallout continues; Senate tweaks legislators’ Tulane scholarship program

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Marshall Coulter, the teenager who was shot in the head last year by a Marigny homeowner after jumping a fence into the man’s yard, and who was arrested Friday for entering a residence in the same neighborhood, also was booked Friday for a 2012 burglary in which he allegedly broke into a home on Frenchmen Street and wrested a gun from a resident, police said Monday.

The administration contends that if the feds remain pig-headed it can pursue other [hospital] financing alternatives. Yet, most likely, other options are going to be more expensive, with the only question being by how much. The long term looks even worse, as the Affordable Care Act mandates a steep reduction, between 2015-2018, in the Disproportionate Share Hospital program that is the state’s chief source of federal Medicaid dollars. Once again, the Jindal administration sees no problem, but it will be long gone by then.

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