Legislators Ask for Ochsner Investigation Following Hospice Report

Legislators in the state of Louisiana are calling for an investigation into allegations that Ochsner Health System in the New Orleans area sent patients home or into hospice despite objections from their families. A ProPublica investigation revealed the allegations earlier this month. Members of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus have called on Gov. Jon Bel Edwards, […]

ProPublica: COVID Patients Sent to Hospice Against Families’ Wishes

COVID-19 patients were discharged from New Orleans hospitals into their homes or a hospice facility against the wishes of their families, a recent ProPublica investigation alleged. Each of the affected families was African American, the report indicated. Though the Kaiser Health Foundation reports that more than 70% of people in the United States say they […]