federal health insurance marketplace

November 28, 2017

The mandate matters

The week before Thanksgiving, Senate Republicans slipped a provision into their tax plan that would repeal the requirement that people buy health insurance (the “individual mandate”). Doing so would have serious negative implications for coverage and costs of health insurance in Louisiana.

Number of the Day

$200 million - Estimated amount the state will save in planned incentive payments due to the decision by Sasol Corp. to cancel a multibillion-dollar gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant near Lake Charles (Source: The Advocate)
October 30, 2017

ACA sabotage will hurt Louisiana consumers

More than 12 million Americans – including 143,577 Louisianans – bought health coverage in 2017 through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplace. But as the Nov. 1 start of the 2018 open enrollment period looms, the future of that coverage remains uncertain due to President Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to undermine the federal health reform law.  Read more...