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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, Jul, 01 California Governor Signs Most of Sweeping Gun-Control Package California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law six gun-control bills, including the expansion of a 27-year-old law known as the assault-weapons ban. Source: wall street journal http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 1 Essential Politics: Trade debate dominates the campaign in a '90s redux Chalk up another first for the improbable 2016 presidential campaign: Not since the 1920s has the U.S. had an election in which neither major party candidate ran as a backer of free trade. The benefit of an ever-greater expansion of global trade was the orthodoxy of both parties in the decades... Source: los angelas times http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 01 Federal Medicaid Officials Give Tenn. Two-Month Waiver While Talks Continue On Funding The sticking point is federal funding for hospitals that have high levels of uncompensated care. Federal officials want to discontinue that funding and say states can overcome that problem by expanding their Medicaid programs. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 01 Federal Medicaid Officials Give Tenn. Two Month Waiver While Talks Continue On Funding The sticking point is federal funding for hospitals that have high levels of uncompensated care. Federal officials want to discontinue that funding and say states can overcome that problem by expanding their Medicaid programs. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Fri, Jul, 01 Texas Lawmakers, Home Health Therapists Make Last-Ditch Attempts To Stop Medicaid Cuts The state is slated to cut $350 million in spending on in-home therapy for children on July 15. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 30 Ky. Governor’s Plan To Revamp Medicaid Expansion Panned In Second Public Hearing Gov. Matt Bevin has argued changes are needed so that people in Medicaid have "skin in the game," but advocates again crowded into a public hearing, where one critic of the plan said, "it will scrape a pound of flesh from Kentuckians." Meanwhile, Florida officials settle a suit brought by pediatric... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Thu, Jun, 30 Viewpoints: Time For A Change In Course For FDA?; A Key Moment For The Health Law’s Medicaid Expansion A selection of opinions on health care from around the country. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jun, 29 Advocates Slam Governor’s Plan To Overhaul Kentucky’s Medicaid Expansion About 150 people came out to complain at the first hearing on Gov. Matt Bevin's proposal to scale back Kentucky's Medicaid expansion, which helped drop the state's uninsured rate to 7.5 percent from 20 percent. Bevin, a Republican who took office in December, says the state can't afford the costs. A... Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Wed, Jun, 29 Will Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion Be A Harbinger For Georgia? Louisiana’s decision to accept the federal health law program to provide coverage to more low-income residents is being watched around the South, including in Georgia, where deep-seated opposition is showing some small signs of cracks. Source: kaiser health news http://www.coverage-counts.org Tue, Jun, 28 Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Offers Released Inmates A Lifeline Without access to health care, many inmates often end up back in prison. While the Medicaid expansion offers this vulnerable population hope, many questions remain as the the July 1 expansion nears. 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.