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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, Mar, 24 Health Bill Would Cut Medicaid, Which Candidate Trump Said He Would Not To Do The Republicans' bill would cut Medicaid spending by hundreds of billions of dollars over 10 years. News outlets also round up the other areas of health care that would be touched if the proposal becomes law. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Mar, 24 KanCare Expansion Headed To Full State Senate Vote Even as uncertainty swirls in Washington, D.C., supporters of the Medicaid expansion say, "we have to move forward as a state." Media outlets also report on news out of Minnesota, New Hampshire and California. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Mar, 23 Millions Stand to Lose Addiction Treatment Treatment for addiction grew with the Medicaid expansion under Obama’s health care act, but millions may lose coverage if the House approves a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Source: new york times http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Mar, 23 As Republicans Woo Conservatives, They Offer ‘A Complete Unwinding’ Of Medicaid Rules To gain more support for the bill, House leaders have endorsed dramatic changes in the current Medicaid program, including a move to different funding formulas, the ability of states to require some enrolled adults to work and pay premiums and the end the expansion supported by the Affordable Care A... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Mar, 23 As States’ Concerns Grow About Medicaid Losses, Study Analyzes Impact On Families Officials and advocates from Rhode Island to California are trying to parse how their Medicaid programs will be affected. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Mar, 23 Opponents Of KanCare Expansion Challenge Supporters’ Claim It Will Pay For Itself Outlets report on news out of state legislatures in Kansas, Minnesota, Texas, Arkansas and Florida. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Mar, 23 By Decade’s End, California Estimates It Would Lose $24B Annually Under GOP Health Plan “It’s challenging to see how it would not … jeopardize the entire [Medicaid] program,” a top health official said. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Mar, 23 Repeal Of Health Law Could Force Tough Decisions For Arizona Republicans It is unclear what will happen to the 400,000 people who signed up for Arizona's expanded Medicaid program if the GOP health law replacement succeeds. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Mar, 23 Texas Braces For Medicaid Cuts Under GOP Health Plan Texans on both sides of the political spectrum say the Lone Star State is not going to fare well under GOP plans to replace the Affordable Care Act. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Mar, 22 Health Bill Would Bring Big Changes to Medicaid Changes to Medicaid included in the House Republican health-care bill would transform an entitlement program, in which everyone who qualifies has a right to health coverage, into a system where that is no longer guaranteed. Source: wall street journal 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.