Organizers plan to protest hospice cuts

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 6:33pm

People who support hospice and their families met today at a local business to discuss and express concerns over Governor Bobby Jindal’s cut on all Medicaid hospice care in the State of Louisiana.

“We all will be in Baton Rouge on next week at the State capital building. We expect to have thousands of people there fighting for this cause,” said Sarita Park who works with Jordan’s Crossing Hospice services.

A candle light vigil will protest the cuts as Louisiana becomes one of only two states to deny hospice.

The vigil is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23 on the steps of the State Capitol to protest the elimination of hospice care.

“We just want the Governor to hear all of our voices,” said Park.

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