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State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson (2012)

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, Speech, News

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-07-16

Duration: 00:42:58

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Peterson, Karen Carter | State legislators | Democratic Party (La.) | Politics | Government | MEDICAID | HEALTH INSURANCE | Health Care | United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


  • Peterson, Karen Carter Speaker


A speech by State Senator Karen Carter Peterson before the Baton Rouge Press Club on July 16, 2012. Peterson is the chairwoman of the Louisiana Democratic Party. She details the Democratic Party’s response to Governor Bobby Jindal’s refusal to expand Medicaid or to create a state health insurance program in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. She also discusses the potential health and economic impacts the decision will have on the state.