LSU Health Sciences Center employees and community members are hoping their voices will be heard. Protestors wanted the public to know they don't support the plan to privatize the medical center.
About a dozen employees and union leaders held a protest in front of the hospital Wednesday morning. They're worried the uninsured won't have a place to go and protesters don't want the quality of care to change.
They're hoping their voices will be heard by lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal. State Representative Barbara Norton says nothing has been finalized in regards to the hospital's future. She wants the public to know she won't vote to privatize the facility.
This discussion comes now because the LSU System is going to face $860 million in cuts. Last month some local lawmakers and school officials visited a university hospital that was privatized more than a decade ago. State Senator Barrow Peacock went on the trip -- telling us it was a fact-finding mission and nothing has been finalized.