October 31, 2017

Sabotage vs. sign-ups

Open enrollment for the federal health insurance marketplaces begins tomorrow. Analysts predict that President Donald Trump’s cuts to enrollment outreach, along with the confusion sown by repeated health care repeal bills, will lead to fewer people with health insurance.

Number of the Day

$98,400 - Maximum income for a family of four to be eligible for a subsidy in the federal health insurance marketplace. (Source: LBP analysis)
January 30, 2017

Jan. 30: Fees, but no taxes in special session

Gov. John Bel Edwards told lawmakers Friday that he will not be asking for new general tax revenues during the special legislative session he plans to call next month to address Louisiana’s $304 million mid-year budget shortfall.