BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration scrapped plans Wednesday to shutter the state’s Medicaid hospice program in February, meaning the state will continue to provide end-of-life care to people on their death beds who can’t afford private insurance.
Jindal’s health secretary Bruce Greenstein made the announcement as hospice program supporters were gathering for a candlelight vigil on the state capitol steps to protest the cut. Greenstein said his department will use grant funding to cover the hospice costs this year.The stupidity, economically speaking, and the heartlessness, you know, human being-wise, of some of these self described "Christians" (ChristoRepublicanus Americanus?) is astounding. Sphere: Related Content