7:30 LRN Newscast April 1

A major insurance provider says the most recent stimulus bill makes it easier to purchase health care through the Affordable Care Act marketplace. Blue Cross Blue Shield Chief Healthcare Economist Mike Bertaut says lower monthly premiums and expanded income eligibility for financial assistance go into effect today…
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Bertaut says a person making 100-thousand dollars a year could also be eligible for federal assistance to pay for healthcare coverage. Shop for plans at health-care-dot-gov.

A new JMC Analytics poll for the Louisiana Association for Therapeutic Alternatives found that about two-thirds of the respondents favor the legalization of marijuana. New Orleans Representative Candace Newell has filed a bill that would decriminalize marijuana possession and she expects opposition from local governments…
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The debate will begin after April 12th. That’s the date when the legislative session begins.

Louisiana will receive only five percent of the CARES Act Fisheries Funding despite being one of the top fishing states in the country. Brooke Thorington has more
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Some residents in Caddo Parish woke up to the room shaking during the middle of the night. That’s because the U-S Geological Survey registered a three-point-0 earthquake just west of the town of Blanchard at about 2:30 this morning. No injuries or damage has been reported from the weak quake. Blanchard is just northwest of Shreveport and the quake was felt as far east as Bossier City.