Medicaid

June 24, 2020

Louisiana leaders urge attorney general to save state’s healthcare

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April 15, 2020

Medicaid provision provides an important step toward stabilizing state budgets amid COVID-19

One in 3 Louisianans currently get their health coverage through the Medicaid program. As Louisiana’s economy plunges into recession, Medicaid will be more important than ever in ensuring that people who lose their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic have access to health services. Read more...

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...