Health Care

November 27, 2017

Senate tax bill would raise health premiums and the uninsured rate

Senate Republicans are proposing to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that everyone buy insurance as part of their tax overhaul bill. This would have serious consequences for Louisiana’s health care system, especially older Louisianans who buy insurance through the individual marketplace.Read more...

September 20, 2017

Cassidy-Graham bill jeopardizes timely reauthorization of CHIP

Children’s health advocates were encouraged by last week’s announcement that key senators had struck a deal to reauthorize the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years. Unfortunately, Sen. Bill Cassidy’s last-ditch partisan effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is getting in the way of the effort to renew CHIP before its expiration date, which could have devastating consequences for kids.Read more...

September 12, 2017

Uninsured rate at historic low. Progress threatened by repeal efforts.

More Louisianans than ever before were covered by health insurance in 2016, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
July 19, 2017

“Repeal-only” strategy a reckless way to proceed

The new Senate strategy to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement should be a “non-starter,” to use the words of Sen. Bill Cassidy earlier this month.  The “repeal-only” approach would take health insurance away from more Americans and Louisianans than any of the replacement bills put forth by the House or Senate to date.Read more...