health insurance

September 12, 2018

Benefits of Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion evident in new Census data

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The percentage of Louisiana residents without health insurance dropped into the single digits for the first time in 2017, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday. The state’s uninsured rate is 8.4 percent, down from 10.3 percent in 2016 and 16.6 percent in 2013, the year before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect.Read more...

September 12, 2017

Middle-class incomes at record high

U.S. Census Bureau data released this morning suggest that the long national economic recovery that began in 2009 after the Great Recession has finally taken root for many middle-income American families.

Number of the Day

10.3- Percentage of Louisianans without health insurance coverage, the lowest uninsured rate in the state’s history. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
September 12, 2017

Uninsured rate at historic low. Progress threatened by repeal efforts.

More Louisianans than ever before were covered by health insurance in 2016, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
June 30, 2017

Medicaid cuts and kids

Louisiana’s pediatricians have pushed back hard against the Medicaid caps and cuts included in the Senate’s “health care” bill.

Number of the Day

35 - Percent cut to Medicaid over the next two decades under the Senate “health” bill. The cuts are projected to leave 15 million people without health insurance by 2026, with even more losing coverage during the following decade as cuts become more severe. (Source: Congressional Budget Office)