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April 6, 2017

A Medicaid marathon

Louisiana spends less than the national average, on a per-capita basis, to support its Medicaid program, and the growth of Medicaid spending in Louisiana is also slower than average.

Number of the Day

$43,032 -  The average Household Survival Budget for a Louisiana family of four — nearly double the federally recognized family poverty level of $23,550. (Source: The ALICE Report - 2016 Update)