Daily Dime

November 11, 2019

Hospitals are suing their patients

The expansion of Medicaid has provided millions of low-income adults with access to health coverage at little or no cost to themselves or their families. But many working families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid – or live in states that refuse to take advantage of expansion.Read more...

November 8, 2019

Don’t blame the rankings

It’s often said that Louisiana is at the top of too many bad lists and the bottom of too many good ones, and our state’s rankings on educational attainment are no exception. But, as the inimitable Jim Beam of the Lake Charles American-Press reports, the Bayou State didn’t get there overnight and it will take prolonged attention and reinvestment to undo years of cuts.Read more...

November 7, 2019

A mixed picture for Louisiana’s economy

Louisiana’s economy grew 1.7% in the second quarter, which continues the state’s economic expansion yet lags the nation as a whole and neighboring states. The data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that mining (which includes oil and gas extraction) and manufacturing led the way.Read more...

November 6, 2019

Medicaid expansion is a life-saver

Louisiana’s 2016 decision to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income adults will save the lives of approximately 764 residents over four years, according to landmark new research. The Louisiana results are found in a new study that shows that Medicaid expansion has prevented 19,200 premature deaths nationwide.Read more...