Bayou Health http://wrkf.org en Lawmakers Question If DHH's New Budget Saves http://wrkf.org/post/lawmakers-question-if-dhhs-new-budget-saves <p>Officials from the Department of Health and Hospitals were grilled Tuesday morning by the Appropriations Committee on how they plan to save money in the next fiscal year.</p><p>Among other cost-saving measures, the department’s $8.9 billion proposed budget calls for turning over a number of existing Medicaid services to private entities, and investing more in the Bayou Health reforms. Savings also hinge on the privatization of the LSU charity hospitals, although no official agreements have been made yet.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:36:34 +0000 Ashley Westerman 8064 at http://wrkf.org