LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Dr. Robert Barish says the teaching hospital's mission will be enhanced under the Supreme Court's landmark decision to uphold nearly all of the health care reform law. Nurse practitioner Kathryn Arterberry, a nursing professor at Northwestern State, says she expect more people will seek out preventative care. She hopes her profession can meet the need. Shreveport attorney Larry Pettiette anticipates a wave of new litigation as the health care industry tries to parse the law and apply it to the business side.
There's barely a seat open in LSU Health Shreveport's School of Allied Health Professions. A new class has begun course work in programs like occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician assistant. Enrollment in some allied health programs has doubled in recent years.