BATON ROUGE, La.- On Sept. 22, the Louisiana Progress will host a bus tour from New Orleans to Pineville to focus on the impact of Louisiana's health care crisis on real people by visiting some of the institutions and communities targeted by cuts to LSU Hospitals and services funded by Medicaid.
Community leaders, families using health services, elected officials, nuns and clergy members will be on the Bus to encourage leaders to focus on the real impact on families in Louisiana.
The tour will stop at health facilities where local leaders will join a brief press conference on the impact of cuts at each facility.
The tour is scheduled to arrive at the Pineville, Central State Hospital at 5 p.m.
Melissa Flournoy with Louisiana Progress said, "The rapid destruction of the public health care system in Louisiana is happening now. We want local legislators to be informed, engaged and mobilized to protect important services to Louisiana families."
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