Creating a Health Insurance Exchange is Right Choice for Louisiana

A report making the rounds this week gave several reasons – all of them misleading – for why Louisiana should not try to set up a competitive marketplace for health insurance. But a new fact sheet from the Louisiana Budget Project sets the record straight, and explains why Louisiana will benefit from establishing its own health insurance exchange instead of outsourcing the job to the federal government.

The reality is that a state-run exchange will expand access to affordable private health insurance and be an asset to families and small businesses in our state.

Read the new fact sheet, “Creating a Health Insurance Exchange is Right Choice for Louisiana,” by clicking here.

They include details about safety-net programs like Medicaid, tax credits for low-income workers and educational scholarships and help promote a better understanding of how safety-net programs affect different communities across our state.
Our new District and Parish Fact Sheets are out!