Brian Neele

January 12, 2018

Medicaid work requirements

Gov. John Bel Edwards said this week that his administration is “actively working” to develop a work requirement plan for able-bodied Medicaid recipients.

Number of the Day

67 - percent of Medicaid recipients in Louisiana who are children, seniors or disabled. (Source: Louisiana Department of Health
January 11, 2018

State’s budget problems hurt LSU recruitment

Louisiana’s ongoing, self-inflicted budget travails are making it harder for the state’s flagship university to attract the best and brightest students.

Number of the Day

86,000 - Number of Kentucky residents who are expected to lose their health care coverage if Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver application to add work requirements and fees is approved.  (Source: Kentucky Center for Economic Policy)