BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - There is concern among area hospitals that Gov. Bobby Jindal and LSU Hospital System officials are cutting too much from their budget too fast.
The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana is calling for a multi-year transition to ensure time for private hospitals to take up the slack and for LSU to find new places to train physicians.
LSU is trying to make changes quickly, citing Jindal-directed cuts required to balance the state's budget.
The plan cuts $150 million at seven south Louisiana hospitals, including those in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans.