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September 15, 2021

LBP Census 2020: Pandemic aid helped reduce poverty, but need for more aid remains critical

The Covid-19 pandemic caused tremendous hardship in 2020. But timely federal aid and safety net programs dampened the blow and effectively kept millions of Americans out of poverty, according to the latest U.S. Census data. Louisiana, though, has suffered through a string of natural disasters in addition to the pandemic.… Read more...

September 9, 2021

Quality health care for Louisiana kids

Medicaid and the Louisiana Child Health Insurance Program (LaCHIP) are the most common source of health coverage for low-income women and children in Louisiana – providing vital health care coverage to nearly a million children and mothers.4 This number has only grown amid the economic hardship of the Covid-19 pandemic. … Read more...

September 1, 2021

What to expect in Louisiana D-SNAP and SNAP after a disaster

After a disaster, many people in the affected area lose the perishable food in their home, and may have scarce resources to purchase food, or may find their resources impossible to access. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Disaster-SNAP (D-SNAP) help people affected by a disaster to buy food during the recovery.… Read more...

July 28, 2021

For many young immigrants in Louisiana, Medicaid is an option

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Louisiana’s Medicaid program provides life-sustaining health coverage for Louisiana residents who couldn’t otherwise afford the cost of care, including children from low- and moderate-income families. 

In recent years, however, Louisiana has seen declines in child health coverage.… Read more...