As a kidney transplant surgeon and board member of the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana, I work to treat chronic kidney patients every day to help them have a better quality of life. Their care and lives are in my hands and I take this responsibility very seriously. This is why the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana and kidney transplant professionals and patients support HB 263 by Representative Huval to update the state's step therapy law and ensure that Louisiana patients have access to the right medicine at the right time.
Over the past month as Louisiana has faced tremendous trial and loss of life – state leaders have cast aside partisan politics and come together to protect our citizens from COVID-19. Our efforts at the local and state levels have been tremendously aided by a President and Federal Government committed to defeating our invisible enemy.
In a few days, Forever Young will be taking 14 veterans back to Normandy, France, where on June 6, 1944, the invasion called D Day started.
They fought for our way of life and so we could enjoy the freedom we have today. So many didn’t make it back.
They will say and remember and say good bye to their fallen brothers on the 75th anniversary of D Day.
The trip was made possible, free of charge to these 14 veterans, by the organization Forever Young.
To the Editor:
What in the world is going on with our politicians!
They don’t want to do their job, they don’t want to ruffle feathers, they say!
Well, it’s time to ruffle their feathers and let them know who they work for; and why we the people put them in office.
All you hear about is the wall. It will take 2,500 miles of wall to enclose our friends and neighbors to the south. Never in the history of the world, have walls ever worked. The only thing the wall does is make an enemy of our friends and neighbor.
Print newspapers are still the primary way that tens of millions of Americans receive information about their communities and the world. They are also the way that many people find out about job opportunities. While we assume that everyone has an internet connection, the fact is that many areas of the country have limited or no internet service. According to the Federal Communications Commission, nearly 40 percent of Americans living in rural areas lack access to fixed broadband internet.