Health Care

November 8, 2018

Louisiana leaders denounce ACA lawsuit

BATON ROUGE – A group of health care, nonprofit and community leaders is urging Attorney General Jeff Landry to withdraw Louisiana from a lawsuit that seeks repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions.Read more...

October 2, 2018

Louisiana has a lot at stake in reckless health care lawsuit

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Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has signed Louisiana onto a dangerous federal lawsuit that threatens health care care coverage and access for hundreds of thousands of Louisiana residents and who depend on the Affordable Care Act.Read more...

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...