DHH

November 6, 2017

Putting the brakes on managed care

The Medicaid health insurance coverage that 1.5 million low-income Louisianans rely on is imperiled after partisan maneuvering blocked the renewal of managed care contracts on Friday.

Number of the Day

8.5 - Percentage increase in the number of young adults, ages 25-34, in New Orleans, from 2010 to 2015, ranking the city 5th on a national ranking of “Millennial Magnet” cities. (Source: Urban Land Institute via Time)
October 24, 2017

Mental health oversight needed

Nearly 90 percent of Louisiana’s Medicaid recipients - almost 1.5 million people - have their health care services managed by one of five managed-care insurance companies whose contracts are up for renewal by the state Legislature.

Number of the Day

19- Percent dropout rate for public students in alternative schools, compared to 4 percent statewide. (Source: The Advocate)
April 6, 2017

A Medicaid marathon

Louisiana spends less than the national average, on a per-capita basis, to support its Medicaid program, and the growth of Medicaid spending in Louisiana is also slower than average.

Number of the Day

$43,032 -  The average Household Survival Budget for a Louisiana family of four — nearly double the federally recognized family poverty level of $23,550. (Source: The ALICE Report - 2016 Update)