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Sec. Alan Levine, Dept. of Health and Hospitals (2009)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-08-03

Duration: 00:28:25

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Levine, Alan | Louisiana. Department of Health and Hospitals | Health Care | Health care reform | MEDICAID | Community mental health services


  • Levine, Alan Speaker


A speech by Alan Levine before the Baton Rouge Press Club on August 3, 2009. Levine is the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. He discusses: the state’s federal match for Medicaid and how hurricanes Katrina and Rita have skewed the state’s per capita personal income; the Disproportionate Share Hospital Program; mental health services; community-based services; the disease management initiative; and federal healthcare reform.