Medicaid

April 6, 2022

SNAP/Medicaid update address form

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April 4, 2022

Louisiana needs to check all the boxes to keep people covered

Almost 2 million Louisianans—more than 40% of the state’s population—will have their Medicaid eligibility reviewed in the coming months, when the federally declared Public Health Emergency (PHE) is expected to officially end. Many of them will be at risk of losing their health coverage, even though they might still be eligible because of their income or health status.… Read more...

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...