Editorial

Should rising Medicaid costs concern taxpayers?

Gov. John Bel Edwards is proposing to add more dollars to the DHH budget for Medicaid if lawmakers support tax increases on business. However, the House Appropriations Committee is resistant to that idea because of their concern over the growth in Medicaid; why are they concerned?
The American Press just released an article titled “The financial realities of Medicaid” that discusses a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, and provides the answer to our legislators concern with the following:

Free press is essential

The following is from The Advocate.
The so-called “traditional media” has been a whipping boy this year, blamed for evils large and small.
Are journalists perfect? Far from it. But a new book just published by LSU Press serves as a timely reminder of the valuable role that skilled reporters can play in uncovering wrongs and advancing the cause of justice.

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