If one reads the latest column by John Maginnis one can get an idea of the vision of health care that Piyush Jindal and his DHH secretary, Alan Levine, have for the state. Which seems to be involving a good deal of change away from longstanding state tradition in several ways. Keep in mind that Jindal himself was DHH secretary and so it's likely that he's much involved himself in what's going on in that department. In any case, it's not difficult to discern that recreating the Charity Hospital of yore is most likely the very, very last thing that Jindal and Levine are inclined to do although it would also seem that having some facility that can attract some business from patients who do have either private insurance coverage or Medicare, i.e. the kind of people who would never go to any of the charity hospitals for treatment, may well mean a lot for now and even more in the future.
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