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Tech, GSU succeed under heavy cuts

Losing money is never fun for anyone, especially for those trying to provide services. Lincoln Parish’s two universities have found out the hard way over the past few years that losing money means people just have to do more with less.
Since 2008, the State of Louisiana has made hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts on higher education to help the state save money, and while the state’s public schools have been able to cover some of the costs with tuition and fee hikes, the universities are still looking for places to cut costs.

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'Jindalcare' could be harsh

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Put aside the angst over Obamacare and focus for a few minutes on Louisiana’s all-new, slimmed down plan to take care of its own poor and uninsured. Yep, Jindalcare is upon us, and it’s likely to shutter services to people who need them the most.
The Jindal administration has imposed two-thirds of the recent round of federal Medicaid cuts on the LSU Health System, that network of public hospitals and clinics that takes care of the state’s most needy citizens, and also provides hard-to-get specialized care even to those who can pay.

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