Health Care

November 5, 2021

Medicaid after Covid-19: How Louisiana can keep eligible people enrolled in Medicaid as pandemic flexibilities end

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More Louisianans than ever are enrolled in Medicaid. The federal-state health program has been a vital part of the state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, allowing people with disabilities or low incomes to have secure, stable health coverage that provides them access to medical care when they need it.… Read more...

October 5, 2021

Louisiana needs the feds to step up

The Covid-19 pandemic caused tremendous economic and personal hardship in Louisiana in 2020. Devastating job and wage losses due to the pandemic would have driven tens of thousands of our neighbors into poverty. Instead, robust government aid and a strong safety net actually lowered poverty during the pandemic, according to the latest data from the U.S.… Read more...

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...