Medicaid

September 20, 2018

Medicaid expansion not diverting resources from traditional Medicaid

Medicaid expansion in Louisiana has been a major success story. Since eligibility for the health insurance program was expanded in July 2016, more than 480,000 low-income adults have gained access to critical health services.
September 12, 2018

RELEASE: Louisiana’s uninsured rate reaches historic low

BATON ROUGE – A record percentage of Louisianans were covered by health insurance in 2017, according to figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Louisiana’s uninsured rate in 2017 was 8.4 percent, down from 10.3 percent in 2016. The gains are largely attributable to the state’s decision to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults and the impact of the the Affordable Care Act’s consumer protections.Read more...

September 12, 2018

Benefits of Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion evident in new Census data

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The percentage of Louisiana residents without health insurance dropped into the single digits for the first time in 2017, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday. The state’s uninsured rate is 8.4 percent, down from 10.3 percent in 2016 and 16.6 percent in 2013, the year before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect.Read more...

August 27, 2018

Medicaid boosts school readiness

As Louisiana children head back to school this month, there’s one thing that is critical to each student’s success that’s not on their teacher’s list of required school supplies: health insurance. Fortunately, almost all children in the state (97.6 percent) have coverage – with more than half of them getting it through Louisiana’s Medicaid program.Read more...