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Leger Honored as Champion for Healthcare by Louisiana Hospital Association

The Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) honored Rep. Leger and some of his colleagues as Champions for Healthcare  for the work they have done protecting access to quality care for their communities over the past four years. This past session, Rep. Leger was instrumental in championing for competing the construction of and fully funding the University Medical Center in New Orleans. Leger also serves as co-chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Health & Human Services Committee. NCSL is a national bipartisan organization dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures.

“We thank these senators and representatives for making patients and hospitals a priority and listening to a majority of their Louisiana constituents who oppose unsustainable healthcare budget cuts,” said LHA President & CEO Paul Salles. “Through their hard work, these Champions for Healthcare helped to avert a $1.6 billion budget shortfall, and they prevented proposed funding reductions for hospital emergency rooms, medically-fragile infants, rural providers and other life-saving services. Louisiana hospitals commend these legislators for their strong leadership on healthcare issues in Louisiana.”

The LHA launched a website, www.ChampionsForHealthcare.org, that allows Louisiana residents to search for their local Champions for Healthcare by zip code. It also contains photos and contact information, including links to legislators’ Facebook and Twitter pages, if available, so residents can express their gratitude towards these individuals.