July 9, 2019

Look north, not west, for a path to better child outcomes

Louisiana policymakers often look to Texas for solutions to chronic problems. But as LBP policy analyst Neva Butkus explains in a new blog, when it comes to removing barriers that keep children from reaching their full potential, a better template comes from Arkansas.… Read more...

April 30, 2015

Medicaid expansion is saving states money

by Garrett Clawson


When the Louisiana Legislature debated – and rejected – the expansion of Medicaid in 2013 and 2014, nobody really knew for sure how the new system would work. But now, after more than two dozen states have expanded health coverage for low-income adults using federal dollars, we have proof that this approach helps patients and health-care providers while saving money in state budgets.… Read more...