health coverage

September 13, 2017

Louisiana uninsured rate hits historic low

More Louisiana residents than ever before were covered by health insurance in 2016, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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43 - percent increase in opioid addiction treatment prescriptions in Medicaid expansion states relative to non-expansion states. (Source: The New York Times' Upshot blog)
July 21, 2017

Senate health-care bill still unworkable and unfixable

The U.S. Senate has now turned its attention back to reviving the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)–a bill that simply cannot be fixed and is incredibly unpopular. Approval of the bill among the American public has hovered between 12 and 27 percent.Read more...

September 16, 2014

Louisiana maintains status quo as other states benefit from Medicaid expansion

By Steve Spires

One in six Louisianans—16.6 percent—went without health coverage last year, a rate that’s statistically unchanged from 2012. New data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that 751,000 Louisianans had no health insurance in 2013, which represents a drop of only 9,000 from 2012.… Read more...