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The Supreme Court decision allows states to choose whether or not to expand health care coverage through Medicaid. If all states approve expansion, more than 15 million uninsured adults will become newly eligible for health insurance.
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http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Dec, 07 Coverage For Gender-Transition Care Goes Into Effect In New York Medically necessary hormone treatment and surgeries for transgender youths are now covered by Medicaid. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Dec, 06 Obama Defends His Antiterror Strategy President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his strategy for combating terrorism, despite the emergence on his watch of the Islamic State group and the expansion of the conflict in Syria. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Dec, 06 Obama Defends His Antiterror Strategy President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his strategy for combating terrorism, despite the emergence on his watch of the Islamic State group and the expansion of the conflict in Syria. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Dec, 06 Obama Defends His Antiterror Strategy President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his strategy for combating terrorism, despite the emergence on his watch of the Islamic State group and the expansion of the conflict in Syria. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Dec, 06 'I've Always Felt Like I've Been a Girl' Mia Ballard, a 15-year-old formerly known as John, was a plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit that successfully challenged New York restrictions on Medicaid gender-transition care. She is now taking puberty blockers. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Dec, 06 'I've Always Felt Like I've Been a Girl' Mia Ballard, a 15-year-old formerly known as John, was a plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit that successfully challenged New York restrictions on Medicaid gender-transition care. She is now taking puberty blockers. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Dec, 06 Obama Defends His Antiterror Strategy President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his strategy for combating terrorism, despite the emergence on his watch of the Islamic State group and the expansion of the conflict in Syria. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Dec, 06 Caught In The Coverage Gap: Yawning Divide Between Medicaid And Subsidies Leaves Many Desperate The New York Times offers a look at those who don't qualify for Medicaid but don't make enough to get help with coverage through federal subsidies. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Dec, 06 Iowa Governor Says State Won’t Need To Offset Medicaid Managed Care Firms’ Losses Gov. Terry Branstad says the three companies were prepared to lose money in the initial stages of the new program. Also, an in-depth look at the difficulties former inmates have finding Medicaid coverage and a study examines the wide disparities in Medicaid coverage for addiction treatment. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Dec, 06 Perspectives On Health Care In The Trump Administration — Medicare, Medicaid And The Health Law’s Repeal Opinion writers offer their takes on how efforts to repeal the health law could impact Medicare and Medicaid, how these policy directions could play out in the Republican caucus and in some red states, and what's happening in the current Obamacare enrollment period. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org
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Download Louisiana’s factsheets outlining how the Medicaid expansion impacts these areas on the state level:

  1. Economy
  2. Health Benefits
  3. Individuals
 

State Facts

  1. Louisiana will save $267 million a year on uncompensated care.
  2. The estimated cost savings for Louisiana to expand health care coverage to newly eligible individuals through Medicaid is $1.24 billion.
  3. 330,000 individuals are eligible for Medicaid benefits if Louisiana chooses to participate in expansion.