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41 Organizations Call on Governor and City Leaders For Open Process In Decision-Making For Major Hospitals

On Wednesday, March 25th, 41 local and national organizations - including a diverse range of community groups,...

Planning 1-Apr-09
New Fact Sheet on Health Care added to Documents page

In our commitment to providing the most up-to-date facts about the Charity Hospital issue, we have just posted the...

Health Care 6-Apr-09
In the interest of transparency. . .

Amongst a myriad of other issues, many of those skeptical of the proposed $1.2 billion medical complex in Lower Mid...

Transparency 8-Apr-09
Fired Up!

Are you ready to go?

Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 13-Apr-09
Why Now?

Nobody has asked me that question but I imagine that someone might.
 

Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 14-Apr-09
Doctor's Orders

Since our regular doctor never returned to New Orleans after Charity was shuttered, we have no choice but to take...

Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 14-Apr-09
The plan to avoid the plan

Last fall, New Orleans voted to give a rebuilding master plan the rule of law. Though contentious, the charter...

Planning, Transparency 15-Apr-09
Cognitive Dissonance

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has blocked requests for an independent cost-benefit analysis that would compare the...

Fiscal Responsibility, Property Rights 15-Apr-09
Yesterday's Rally

 

Health Care 16-Apr-09
Nothing Attracts Doctors Better Than Firing Doctors

Have you seen this headline in today's New Orleans Times-Picayune?

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care 16-Apr-09
Before there were two competing plans...

This hospital controversy is about more than two competing plans on how best to restore medical care to New Orleans...

Health Care, Transparency 16-Apr-09
This is Tier II!

Last night's public meeting regarding VA hospital at Grace Episcopal Church on Canal St. quickly dissolved as...

Transparency 17-Apr-09
BREAKING... Intervention Filed in LSU Appeal of FEMA Assessment

The controversy over the proposed $1.2 billion LSU Hospital continues. One of the reasons LSU has not been able to...

Health Care 17-Apr-09
MORE! Rep. Tucker introduces bill to strip LSU of control of Medical Center of New Orleans

What a busy Friday! This just came in...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Transparency 17-Apr-09
Monday Myth Busters

Now appears to be as good a time as any to address some of the more persistent memes and myths out there that seem...

Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 20-Apr-09
The Mid-City Exception

Wednesday, April 22nd (that's today) is the District 4 (that's Mid-City) meeting to review the New Orleans...

Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Transparency 22-Apr-09
LSU officials, state legislators decry budget cuts while ignoring hospital savings

Anyone else notice this

Fiscal Responsibility 23-Apr-09
Questions go unanswered in frustrating meeting

Last night, the public comment portion of the New Orleans Master Plan process being conducted by the prestigious...

Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Transparency 23-Apr-09
Charity and NOAH: One Boat

Maybe there has been a little too much 'NOAH' in New Orleans. Not only is the term perhaps annoyingly evocative of...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Racial & Economic Justice 27-Apr-09
Where would you go in New Orleans if you contracted swine flu? (Or anything else for that matter!)

If swine flu spreads to New Orleans, where would people go to get treatment?

Health Care 28-Apr-09
Will Kathleen Sebelius Bring The Doctor's Note to D.C.?

From the Doctor to the Deacon to...?

Health Care 28-Apr-09
Something in the air?

It can't just be us at SaveCharityHospital.com that have noticed the changing tide. There have been a great series...

Health Care 29-Apr-09
BREAKING: Tucker's bill to strip LSU of control of new teaching hospital passes committee unanimously

Less than two weeks ago, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency

29-Apr-09
Essential Public Meeting Tonight: LSU releases designs for unfunded medical complex boondoggle

It's more than possible that you haven't heard about this yet. Unlike the VA, which released its proposed hospital...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 29-Apr-09
Dome Deal?

The big story in the New Orleans metro area today is that an Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care

30-Apr-09
Residents, experts express concerns at LSU design meeting

Last night, the public was given opportunity to comment on LSU designs for their portion of a $2.2 billion proposed...

Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Transparency 1-May-09
Doctors for Charity

LSU has repeatedly asserted that only their proposed $1.2 billion medical complex can attract the next generation of...

Health Care 1-May-09
Henry Butler supports Charity Hospital!

Jazz legend Henry Butler speaks:

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 4-May-09
What the NEPA lawsuit means for Charity and health care in New Orleans

This past Friday, the National Trust for Historic Preservation filed a lawsuit against FEMA and the Department of...

Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 4-May-09
Louisiana Supreme Court Tomorrow, May 5th @ 9:30 AM: Bring Your Own Cheetos

Tomorrow (May 5th) at 9:30 AM there is an important hearing in the LeBlanc et al v. Thomas et al court case.

Health Care, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 5-May-09
Attracting biomedical services by expropriating and demolishing biomedical services

One reason we keep hearing why the proposed LSU/VA complex and only the LSU/VA complex can bring jobs and businesses...

Fiscal Responsibility, Property Rights 5-May-09
Fire Drill at the Louisiana Supreme Court

Today, the Louisiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the LeBlanc v. Thomas case that challenges the legality...

Health Care, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 5-May-09
New Orleans pols fighting state health care cuts blindfolded, hands tied

Today is what is called "New...

Health Care, Racial & Economic Justice 5-May-09
James Gill: LSU's 'Pack of Lies'

Today, columnist...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 6-May-09
New Orleans Musicians Voice Support For Charity Hospital

Today, one of our readers went searching around Youtube for videos about Charity Hospital and sent in a series of...

Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 6-May-09
Vietnam Syndrome?

Reader WK writes:

Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice 6-May-09
Wrecking balls on the skyline

Yesterday, Recovery Czar Ed Blakely Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Transparency

7-May-09
Fast Track?

This pro-LSU/VA...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care 8-May-09
$1.2 billion for a measly soup and salad?

Bill Barrow's Sunday front page story in the Times-Picayune is a Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Transparency

11-May-09
Rep. Peterson working to steer millions to GNOBEDD

Remember GNOBEDD?

Fiscal Responsibility, Planning, Transparency 13-May-09
NAACP Reiterates Support For Charity Hospital

SaveCharityHospital.com just got off the phone with Mr. Danatus King, President of the New Orleans branch of the...

Racial & Economic Justice 14-May-09
Democrats, Republicans, Blacks, Whites, Doctors, Patients, Celebrities, and the Salt of the Earth

The hospital controversy has never been a traditional partisan issue and we are beginning to see a truly diverse and...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 15-May-09
Even Jazz Fest Tourists Hearing The Call?

A reader just wrote in after flagging the following paragraph from Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency

15-May-09
Another earmark for GNOBEDD found in proposed state budget

Last week, SaveCharityHospital brought you a report detailing the various attempts of Rep. Karen Carter Peterson to...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 18-May-09
Congressman Cao pushes demonstrable falsehood on President Obama

A few weeks ago, Freshman Congressman Joseph Cao had an opportunity to speak with President Barack Obama face-to-...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 19-May-09
Diamond in the rough: House Bill 780

Here at SaveCharityHospital.com, we've been heartened by the common ground being forged by folks from the left and...

Fiscal Responsibility, Planning, Property Rights 21-May-09
Three minutes or less for common sense

Before the holiday weekend, we...

Fiscal Responsibility, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 25-May-09
Get On The Bus: No Plan, No Land

SaveCharityHospital.com is going on tour to Baton Rouge!

Fiscal Responsibility, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 25-May-09
About this Thursday's essential public meeting in front of the City Planning Commission...

This week is absolutely critical for our efforts to save Charity Hospital, Lower Mid-City and Downtown New Orleans...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 25-May-09
We did it! HB 780 passed unanimously out of committee!

Guess what?

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 27-May-09
See you there! City Planning Commission at City Hall! TODAY! May 28, 4PM!

If there's one lesson from our trip to Baton Rouge, it's this:

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 28-May-09
We get it. We'll win anyway.

All week, we've been eagerly anticipating this evening's 4PM meeting in front of the City Planning Commission in...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 28-May-09
City Planning Commission Slinks Away From Responsibility

A big hearty thanks and congratulations is due to all of those concerned New Orleanians who participated in last...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 29-May-09
Governor Jindal Pressures LSU

As House Bill 780 continues to gain steam in advance of a vote by the full House of Representatives Wednesday,...

Planning 1-Jun-09
LSU President John Lombardi Grows Frustrated

Last Wednesday, after the House Health and Welfare Committee unanimously Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency

2-Jun-09
Cao Backpedals?

As some of you may already be aware, rookie Congressman Joseph Cao organized a roundtable panel of local, state, and...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 3-Jun-09
BIG NEWS! H.B. 780 Overwhelmingly Passed by LA House of Representatives!

GREAT NEWS!

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 4-Jun-09
Opportunity Cost: Health Care in New Orleans East

Recently, there have been some heartening rays of hope for health care in New Orleans East. Devastated by flooding...

Health Care 4-Jun-09
Malicious threat or empty rhetoric?

One of the most potent points for those who favor proceeding with the proposed LSU/VA medical complex has been the...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 8-Jun-09
The next step on House Bill 780: We're so close!

Click here to...

Fiscal Responsibility, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Transparency 10-Jun-09
GNOBEDD Earmark Update

On Monday, Speaker Pro Tem Karen Carter Peterson's proposed Louisiana Healthy Families Act Health Care, Planning, Property Rights, Transparency

10-Jun-09
Senate Education Commitee Still Hasn't Learned: HB 780 Halted

Unfortunately, House Bill 780 was...

Fiscal Responsibility, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Transparency 11-Jun-09
After HB780: What Happens Next

By now you have heard that HB 780 has been deferred by the Senate Education Committee. Despite passing unanimously...

Fiscal Responsibility, Property Rights, Transparency 12-Jun-09
Smart Money or Risky Bet?

LSU and...

Fiscal Responsibility, Planning, Property Rights, Transparency 15-Jun-09
Hospital Controversy Not Exclusive To New Orleans

While we've been focusing on exposing the folly of abandoning Charity Hospital for a costly, uncertain, and...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Transparency 17-Jun-09
Dr. Hollier on abandoning New Orleans: Not feasible, massively expensive

Yesterday, Anna Heumann of the independent student...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Transparency 18-Jun-09
Disposable?

Yesterday, the Sunday Edition of the Times-Picayune featured a Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency

22-Jun-09
HB 780 dying on the vine while LSU bickers over make-believe board appointments

It is such a shame that House Bill 780...

Fiscal Responsibility, Preservation, Property Rights, Transparency 23-Jun-09
Breaking: Expropriation Halted; Wheels Off The Wagon?

What is going on in Baton Rouge today?

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 23-Jun-09
State Admits It Has No Business Plan For New LSU Hospital?

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency

24-Jun-09
Master Plan survives legislative session, yet questions remain

Last night, the State House voted to kill Senate Bill 75, which would have put the New Orleans Master Plan and...

Fiscal Responsibility, Planning, Preservation, Transparency 25-Jun-09
Obama volunteers to rally at Charity Hospital tomorrow!

Between 4 and 5PM on Saturday, June 27th - that's tomorrow - Organizing For America will hold a rally in front...

Health Care 26-Jun-09
Hungry for Health Care?

Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency

29-Jun-09
Times-Picayune Editorial Board, New Orleans Business Council Miss Mark On LSU-Tulane Impasse

When LSU backed away from a supposed agreement with Tulane University over how a proposed new medical center in New...

Fiscal Responsibility 30-Jun-09
Congressman Cao Changes Tune

Congressman Joseph Cao (R- New Orleans) has, until recently, been one of the more vocal public figures pushing...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Property Rights, Transparency 6-Jul-09
Risky Business

Voices of San Diego...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 7-Jul-09
"Woe be the feckless..."

The most recent issue of New Orleans Magazine just hit the newsstands. It features an absolutely Health Care

9-Jul-09
General Honore Slams Decision To Close Charity Hospital

Health Care, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency

13-Jul-09
Breaking: Lawsuit filed against Mayor Ray Nagin

Earlier this morning, a lawsuit was filed...

Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Transparency 14-Jul-09
Analysis: How the lawsuit against the Mayor could save taxpayers $5 million

On Tuesday, four New Orleans residents Fiscal Responsibility, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Transparency

17-Jul-09
Hazy Memories: Officials Pass Buck On Charity Closure Decision

In what could prove to be a tide-turning series of articles, reporters have begun to confront elected and appointed...

Health Care, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 17-Jul-09
Four long years of flawed intelligence

Health Care, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 20-Jul-09
Secretary Shinseki: VA will need additional $300 million for proposed hospital

Yesterday, four of President Obama's cabinet secretaries held a town hall meeting in Reserve, LA to highlight issues...

Fiscal Responsibility, Planning, Transparency 21-Jul-09
Organizing Works!

We were pleasantly greeted by a ...

Environment, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Transparency 23-Jul-09
United Nations Group Studying Forced Evictions

With 30,000 youth volunteers from the Lutheran Church roaming the streets of New Orleans in large herds over this...

Health Care, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 28-Jul-09
U.N. Advisor's Message to Lower Mid-City: "Fight This, You're Going to Win"

Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency

30-Jul-09
Johnny Adriani catches LSU "fly in the ointment"

Johnny Adrianni, a political consultant from New Orleans and the son of Health Care, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency

31-Jul-09
Declining home values and the building moratorium in Lower Mid-City

The front page of yesterday's Money section in the Times-Picayune featured Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency

3-Aug-09
Lawsuit Update: Mayor Needs More Time

Late last week, the Mayor and City of New Orleans filed a formal initial response to a Fiscal Responsibility, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency

4-Aug-09
City Hall and the LSU/VA, A Comparative Study

Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 4-Aug-09
Poll: Voters express strong support for rebuilding in Charity Hospital

Smart Growth Louisiana just released a poll they commissioned that clearly confirms what we at SaveCharityHospital....

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 5-Aug-09
FEMA Dispute Abritration Panel Announced

The Obama administration has just announced the creation of three-judge panels to arbitrate some of the ongoing...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 6-Aug-09
Sign up! It's cooler than the Jonas Brothers!

Yesterday, we officially announced the arrival of our freshly-printed Save Charity Hospital yard signs and bumper...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 7-Aug-09
Voters looking for candidates who favor reopening Charity Hospital, poll finds

New poll numbers released today by Smart Growth Louisiana indicate the depth of public support for reopening Charity...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 10-Aug-09
Governor Jindal doing damage control?

It was interesting to see Governor Jindal go on a press junket to boost spirits about the sagging LSU/VA ...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 11-Aug-09
More Secrecy Afoot In Charity Hospital Controversy

Recently, Louisiana and Obama Administration officials announced that special arbitration panels to resolve ongoing...

Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Transparency 17-Aug-09
TV finds story on Internet

In case you missed it, ABC26 did TV news story last night about social media advocacy of our campaign. The...

Transparency 19-Aug-09
A picture is worth a thousand words

In May, the Times-Picayune reported on the Fiscal Responsibility, Planning, Preservation, Property Rights, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency

19-Aug-09
LSU and VA not sharing energy resources, it turns out

Since the proposed LSU/VA project was conceived, it has been represented to the public as an absolutely non-...

Environment, Property Rights, Transparency 24-Aug-09
In twisted irony, state proceeding with step one of FHL/RMJM plan to save Charity

The Louisiana Landmark Society has named its annual New Orleans Nine, which profiles nine historic...

Health Care, Preservation, Racial & Economic Justice, Transparency 24-Aug-09
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