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Dr. Patrick Breaux Interview (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-03-26

Duration: 00:05:26

Subjects: Louisiana State Medical Society | Health care reform | HEALTH INSURANCE | MEDICAID | PHYSICIANS


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Breaux, Patrick Interviewee


This segment from the March 26, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s on-set interview with Dr. Patrick Breaux, the president of the Louisiana State Medical Society, on the passage of the health care reform bill in Congress. He discusses: his organization’s position that health care reform should have originated in the private sector; the bill providing health insurance to some of Louisiana’s uninsured, while also increasing the number of people on Medicaid; and the bill’s impact on Louisiana doctors.