Home State Legislature Scare tactic? Nursing home letters cause concern

Scare tactic? Nursing home letters cause concern

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Devon Sanders
and Kaylee Poche
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE ­— The Louisiana Department of Health will send letters to 37,000 Medicaid recipients Thursday notifying them that they may be ineligible for services if a budget approved by the Republican-led House is enacted.

Gov. John Bel Edwards wants the Legislature to pass revenue-raising measures to minimize the cuts, and top House Republicans on Wednesday questioned his administration’s decision to send the letters now, calling it a “scare tactic.”

Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, said the choice to send the letters was “premature at best, reckless at worst.”

But Health Secretary Rebekah Gee

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