BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A new audit says Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to privatize all but one of the LSU-run hospitals across south Louisiana would cost the state $42 million for layoff costs.
The analysis by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office says privatization of six hospitals in the LSU Health Care Services Division would require an estimated $29 million for termination pay and another $13 million for unemployment payouts.
The audit, released Monday, says LSU told auAP-LA--LSU Hospitals
Audit: $42M in layoff costs for LSU privatization
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