ALICE Report

February 16, 2018

Burdening Medicaid recipients with out-of-pocket costs won’t achieve intended goals

Republican leaders in the state House of Representatives are seeking to add out-of-pocket costs to Louisiana’s Medicaid program as a condition of agreeing to replace some revenue from expiring taxes. While it may seem sensible at first blush to require small copays or premiums from Medicaid recipients, an abundance of research shows that these payments don’t actually work.Read more...