Louisiana Voice: Lawsuit claims State got cart ahead of the horse in closure of Huey P. Long Hospital in Pineville, layoff of 100+ employees

Lawsuit claims State got cart ahead of the horse in closure of Huey P. Long Hospital in Pineville, layoff of 100+ employees

Louisiana Voice’s Tom Aswell addresses the latest developments regarding the Huey P. Long Medical Center, comment magnificently served on wry:

Did the Jindal administration get the cart ahead of the horse when it announced the layoff of more than 100 state employees at a state hospital in central Louisiana?

As if Gov. Bobby Jindal did not have enough on his plate with his attempts to gain approval form the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for his hospital privatization plan, now the battle over the closure of one hospital has moved into the courts.

Read the rest of the Louisiana Voice commentary HERE.

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The hearing on Parker et al v. Louisiana State Senate et al is currently scheduled to be held Friday June 13, 2014, 10:30am, in  Judge Kay Bates court section XXVI, 19th Judicial Court, 300 North Blvd., Baton Rouge.

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Other news coverage on Parker et al v. Louisiana State Senate et al:

“Lawsuit filed seeking to stop closure of LSU hospital in Pineville” — Nola.com / The Times-Picayune (AP)

“Hearing set on hospital closure” — The Advocate

“Court petition seeks to block HPL closure” –  the Alexandria Town Talk.

“Court petition seeks to block Huey P. Long Medical Center closure — The Shreveport Times.

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