Rene Amar Talks Medicaid

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Pelican Institute

Medicaid expansion has Louisiana residents dropping their private plans, Rene Amar from the Pelican Institute tells us why.  People that are dropping their private insurance in favor of government funded medicaid is in the 10’s of thousand’s.  Amar talks about how this could potentially cause residents with private sector insurance more money because able bodied people are now joining medicaid.  She explains what should be done about this and what rules should be put in place and discusses the importance of fixing this problem throughout the state.  Hear the full interview here!

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Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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