There's also word that the benefactor of the privatization would be Magnolia Health Plan. Magnolia spent $240,000 on the lobbying services of Clare Hester and Henry Barbour in the last two years.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Report: Health Department lays off 40 workers to privatize maternal and infant health care
Word is that the State Health Department laid off 40 social workers Monday, some with up to 24.5 years of state service. They reportedly did this to privatize maternal and infant health care, a move that the Legislature had refused to sign off on this session. Apparently, they believe they can do this administratively.