Medicaid

October 29, 2019

Questions for the candidates

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Gov. John Bel Edwards and Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone will meet for their first – and likely only – head-to-head debate on Oct. 30 (Louisiana Public Broadcasting from 7-8 p.m.).Read more...

October 16, 2019

A Medicaid “freeze” would reverse expansion gains

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Baton Rouge construction magnate Eddie Rispone has offered precious few clues about the policies he would pursue if he wins the Nov. 16 runoff to become Louisiana’s next governor. One of the few exceptions involves Medicaid, the federal-state program that provides health care coverage for more than 1.5 million Louisianans. Read more...

September 10, 2019

Louisiana’s uninsured rate remains low as national rate rises

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Louisiana’s uninsured rate (the percentage of people in the state without health insurance) remained at historically low levels in 2018 even as the national uninsured rate increased, according to federal data released this week. Read more...

July 9, 2019

Look north, not west, for a path to better child outcomes

Louisiana policymakers often look to Texas for solutions to chronic problems. But as LBP policy analyst Neva Butkus explains in a new blog, when it comes to removing barriers that keep children from reaching their full potential, a better template comes from Arkansas.… Read more...