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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 Fri, Jan, 20 Governors Make Case For Federal Medicaid Funding But Want Money On Their Terms Republican governors meet with members of the Senate Finance Committee to pitch "creative" ideas so that people who gained coverage through the health law's expansion of Medicaid don't lose it. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jan, 20 Federal Officials Criticize Kansas Medicaid Program, Deny Request For Extension The federal office that oversees Medicaid says the managed care program in Kansas does not meet federal standards and puts the health and safety of enrollees at risk. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jan, 19 With Dreams Of Fewer Restrictions, GOP Governors Now Interested In Federal Medicaid Money The governors who decided not to expand under the health law, now see an opportunity in the form of block grants. Meanwhile, governors who did expand will also be giving their two cents to the Finance committee on Thursday at a round table on the future of health care coverage. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jan, 18 Medicaid Sets Managed Care Rule Blocking Billions In Funding For Safety Net Providers The payments are made to Medicaid managed care plans, which pass them on to doctors, hospitals and clinics that treat a disproportionate share of Medicaid or uninsured patients with complex or costly cases. Federal officials have said the payments are not actuarially sound. Also, Tennessee and North... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jan, 17 After Fervently Embracing Obamacare, California Worries About Future Of Medicaid Expansion Enrollment in the state's Medicaid program, called Medi-Cal, spiraled by 5 million through the federal health law, and officials are warily watching for signs of the GOP plan to revamp the law. News outlets also report on Medicaid developments in Virginia, North Carolina, Kansas and Oregon. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jan, 17 Viewpoints: Checking In On The Stem Cell Revolution; Penalties For Overcharging Medicaid? A selection of opinions on health care from around the country. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jan, 13 Montana Republicans loathe Obamacare, but are they ready to dump it? Not so fast. Back in 2015, being a Montana Republican meant despising Obamacare — and your loathing of it better have been a preexisting condition. House Speaker Austin Knudsen qualified. He voted against the state’s decision to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act in 2015. When he ran for.... Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jan, 13 These Republicans hate Obamacare, but aren't ready to give it up just yet Back in 2015, being a Montana Republican meant despising Obamacare — and your loathing of it better have been a preexisting condition. House Speaker Austin Knudsen qualified. He voted against the state’s decision to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act in 2015. When he ran for.... Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jan, 13 Republican Governors Go To Bat For Health Law Their Party Wants To Eradicate At least five Republican governors have warned congressional Republicans of the disastrous consequences that could befall states that took expansion money if the law is dismantled. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jan, 13 Louisiana Governor Marks Medicaid Expansion Anniversary With Patients Who Got Critical Care Gov. John Bel Edwards celebrated his decision to expand Medicaid last year. Among the patients he highlighted was Monika Calderon, 23, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor and got Medicaid coverage. "I didn't know what a big deal it was," she said. "I didn't know it would cover so much." News outlet... 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.