Two nonprofits based in Lafayette, La., and Lufkin, Texas, are among more than 120 to receive a one-year federal grant to help people shop for health insurance premiums and understand their subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. That grant is to train and hire full-time "navigators" who provide in-person education and enrollment assistance for the healthcare marketplace that opens Oct. 1. Brian Burton is directing the $1.3 million navigator grant for the consortium of Area Health Education Centers across Louisiana.
Rick Adams joins us in our studios tonight on the Caravan
Airs Friday, September 13 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we feature music by Smithfield Fair, Harvey Reid, Tom Russell, Iris DeMent, and Andrew Cronshaw plus blues from Clyde Walker, Buddy Flett Craig Finn, and Lee Roundtree. Then, in our second hour we'll be joined by Rick Adams and Frank Willis in our Marion & Donald Weiss performance studio to talk about Rick's New CD, No Cover At The Door. In hour final hour this week it's all about "Shades of Gray," with music from Leonard Cohen, Harry Chapin, the Sons of the Never Wrong, and Dar Williams with Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell. Caravan Playlist for Friday, September 13, 2013
Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, is concerned that many Louisianans don't realize they qualify for subsidies to pay for premiums offered through the health care marketplace.
Families USA, the Washington-based health care consumer advocacy group, says more than 353,000 Louisianans will be eligible for financial assistance to purchase premiums through the new health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. What’s more, according to executive director Ron Pollack, nearly 2 million Louisianans with pre-existing conditions won’t be denied coverage or charged higher premiums due to their health ailments.
Bossier Parish came together to remember the 12th anniversary of 9/11 at the Bossier City Municipal Complex's Liberty Garden.
Credit Kate Archer Kent
At Bossier City’s terraced water feature Liberty Garden, emergency personnel and area residents gathered yesterday to reflect on 9/11 and those who’ve fallen in the line of duty. The ladders of two fire trucks hoisted an enormous American flag high into the air at the ceremony site. Christi Rhodes performed the National Anthem.
East Texas Baptist University has received a major real estate donation. The iconic former Marshall Hotel will be turned into a center for graduate and professional programs. The eight-story hotel built in 1929 was saved from the wrecking ball by two Marshall families who’ve been renovating the building for a decade in partnership with the city. Judge Richard Anderson, one of the partners in the public-private venture, said the building was recently appraised at $3.2 million. He said giving ETBU downtown real estate will open up new opportunities for the university.