ACA enrollment

November 28, 2017

The mandate matters

The week before Thanksgiving, Senate Republicans slipped a provision into their tax plan that would repeal the requirement that people buy health insurance (the “individual mandate”). Doing so would have serious negative implications for coverage and costs of health insurance in Louisiana.

Number of the Day

$200 million - Estimated amount the state will save in planned incentive payments due to the decision by Sasol Corp. to cancel a multibillion-dollar gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant near Lake Charles (Source: The Advocate)
September 15, 2017

Census data show poverty gap getting wider

The poverty rate declined and median incomes rose in the United States last year. Not so in Louisiana, according to U.S. Census data published Thursday.

Number of the Day

48.9 - Percent of African-American children in Louisiana who fell below the poverty line in 2016 compared to 14.9 percent of white children. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey)