Rep. Boustany visits LGMC officials
Rep. Boustany visits with LGMC officials
U.S. Representative Charles Boustany Jr. stopped by Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) on Tuesday, August 21 for a discussion with top hospital officials about the status of health care in America. LGMC President/CEO, David L. Callecod, FACHE, along with several members of the hospitalâ€™s board of directors and executive team, met for a question and answer session with Boustany.
Much of the discussion centered on the enactment of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) being implemented through 2014. Boustany forecasted the consequences if the ACA continues its course to full installation, and what might happen should the November elections result in a new president or major change in Congress.
Boustany, a Republican representing the former 7th Congressional District, is currently seeking election to the newly redrawn 3rd Congressional District against incumbent and fellow Republican Jeff Landry of New Iberia.
Boustany was able to discuss health care as someone who is professionally familiar with the industry. Boustany received his doctorate in medicine from Louisiana State University and was a former heart surgeon at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, and opened his practice in Lafayette. Boustanyâ€™s father also served as coroner for Lafayette Parish for many years.