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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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Find out how expanding health care coverage through Medicaid boosts the state’s economy and creates jobs
In The News Mon, Aug, 29 Ala. Legislature Kills Lottery Plan That Would Have Boosted Medicaid Funding The state's Medicaid program faces a deficit of at least $85 million in the budget beginning Oct. 1. Legislators may try to patch that hole with money from an oil spill payout. Outlets also reported Medicaid news from Iowa, Virginia, Puerto Rico and Maryland. Source: kaiser health news Fri, Aug, 26 Republican Congressman Pushes Internet Sales Tax Plan Rep. Bob Goodlatte must persuade conservatives he isn’t pushing a tax increase or a sharp expansion of state power with his newly issued proposal. Source: wall street journal Fri, Aug, 26 Republican Congressman Pushes Internet Sales Tax Plan Rep. Bob Goodlatte must persuade conservatives he isn’t pushing a tax increase or a sharp expansion of state power with his newly issued proposal. Source: wall street journal Fri, Aug, 26 How Presidents Can Blow It During a National Disaster The expansion of federal capacities, public expectations and media scrutiny are shaping the response to the Louisiana floods, Zika and other crises. Source: wall street journal Fri, Aug, 26 HHS Report Finds Expanding Medicaid Helps Keep Marketplace Premiums Lower The researchers say that premiums for insurance purchased on the health law's online marketplaces are about 7 percent lower in states that have expanded their Medicaid programs. In other news, Alabama's House passes a bill to help fund Medicaid with a lottery, South Dakota advocates begin preparing ... Source: kaiser health news Fri, Aug, 26 Viewpoints: Repairing Marketplaces After Aetna Leaves; American Diet; Ky. Medicaid Changes A selection of opinions on health care from around the country. Source: kaiser health news Thu, Aug, 25 Kentucky’s Medicaid Overhaul Plan Proposes Work Requirements And Premiums Gov. Matt Bevin's administration submitted the waiver request to the federal Department of Health and Human Services for review and approval. The Obama administration has previously balked at similar provisions in another request that would require recipients to work or volunteer 20 hours a week. Source: kaiser health news Wed, Aug, 24 Alabama Lottery Bill To Fund Medicaid Misses Deadline For November Ballot If the legislature, which is meeting in a special session, eventually goes forward with the proposal favored by the governor, the vote will have to take place in a special election. Also in Medicaid news, Arkansas officials report that more than 300,000 people are signed up for the state's expanded ... Source: kaiser health news Tue, Aug, 23 Iowa Governor Dismisses Criticism Of Private Medicaid Managed Care Firms Gov. Terry Branstad says the state's move this year to have three private firms run the Medicaid program is saving Iowa "significant" money, and he scoffs at concerns that the companies are not treating health care providers fairly. Source: kaiser health news Mon, Aug, 22 Ohio Managed Care Plans Get Good Grades From State Medicaid Officials In other states, Iowa waives possible sanctions against insurers as its transition continues to privatized Medicaid transition. Also, the Alabama Senate approves a proposal for a state lottery that will help fund the state-federal health insurance program for low-income people. Source: kaiser health news




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.