Children’s Health Insurance Program

October 12, 2020

Number of uninsured children in Louisiana grew at historic rate

May 8, 2018

Citizens weigh in on the budget, again

Families with medically fragile children, advocates for people with disabilities and a host of other advocates convened on the Senate Finance Committee on Monday to urge its rejection of the House-passed budget.

Number of the Day

$7 billion - Amount proposed to be cut from CHIP under President Donald Trump’s rescission proposal (Source: Washington Post)
January 29, 2018

CHIP reauthorization leaves out community health centers

The Advocate’s editorial page hails Congress’ six-year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which had expired at the end of September and hung in the balance for months while GOP leaders focused on higher priorities such as cutting taxes on corporations.

Number of the Day

42 - Percentage of state revenues that came from mineral revenues in 1981-82, the peak year for the oil industry in Louisiana. In 2016-17, mineral revenue accounted for 4.3 percent of the state tax base. (Source: Division of Administration)
January 19, 2018

The politics of TOPS

As Gov. John Bel Edwards prepares to release his doomsday budget on Monday, the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is once again in the center of the debate over Louisiana’s budget priorities.

Number of the Day

76 - Percent of Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion enrollees who are already working, caring for family members, or in school. (Source: Kaiser Family Foundation)