Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy slams Commissioner Jay Dardenne’s statement that hospitals “must” treat anyone showing up at an emergency room as “absolutely not true.”

Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy

Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne


Appearing before the Baton Rouge Press Club on Monday, June 27, 2016, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy authoritatively slammed a recent statement by Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Commissioner of Administration, Jay Dardenne, and others that hospitals “must” treat any patient who shows up at an emergency room.  Kennedy described such statements as “simply not accurate.”:

Treasurer John Kennedy comments on whether he feels a
recent investigative report by Fox 8’s Lee Zurik

validates his repeated statements entailing Louisiana emergency
room abuses and also responds to statements by Louisiana Commissioner of
Administration Jay Dardenne (and others) that emergency rooms “must”
treat anyone showing up at an emergency room.

Highlights of Kennedy’s BRPC Address of 6/27/16, including
some intriguing one-on-one Q&As after his main presentation.

 CLICK HERE to  see Treasurer Kennedy’s actual BRPC presentation (without any post-presentation
one-on-one Q&As) in its entirety.

CLICK HERE for a previous Sound Off feature more extensively highlighting the sharply divergent
views of Kennedy & Dardenne.

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