Wednesday Afternoon Headlines - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Wednesday Afternoon Headlines

This is Cynthia Arceneaux from the KPLC Newsroom.

Later this week, we should find out how the State Department of Health and Hospitals plans to deal with more than $850 million in cuts to the state's Medicaid program. What will happen to the state's charity hospitals and the thousands of indigent residents who need those services? 

Some residents off Tank Farm Road in south Lake Charles are complaining about drainage problems. The recent heavy rains are bringing to light just how bad the situation is.

And Mitt Romney is on the campaign trail before a group that wasn't quite receptive to his attack on Obamacare. Find out where all the boo's were coming from. 

The day may be different but the forecast is stuck in a rut; and thanks to all the rain that rut may be filled with mud! Unfortunately more rain is in the forecast for at least Thursday and likely Friday too.

Those stories and more today on Live at Five and 7News at Six.

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