Medicaid

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...

December 11, 2018

New resources help better understand Medicaid program

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s Medicaid program is the largest item in the state budget, and consumes more state general-fund dollars than anything except education. It also is a lifeline for nearly 1.8 million Louisiana citizens who are either low-income or have a disability.Read more...