A new tax on health care providers (Blue Cross, Vantage, etc) is under consideration by the Louisiana Legislature, according to LaPolitics Publisher Jeremy Alford. Without doubt, the cost will be passed on to those who actually pay the premiums.
The Legislature is currently in special session considering a myriad of new taxes on people who work for a living, so that government employees won’t have to do without.
Lawmakers could likewise get cover from a health care provider fee that has been floated. Those involved aren’t talking specifics yet, but it could potentially generate a significant amount of money if the provider community gets onboard. More details are expected soon if the plan comes together.