Minden Press-Herald

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Sep 03rd

Audit: $42M in layoff costs for LSU privatization

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to privatize all but one of the LSU-run hospitals across south Louisiana will cost the state an estimated $42 million to make the layoffs, according to an audit released Monday.

The review by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office said 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 payments.

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