Kaiser Family Foundation

April 4, 2018

Lafayette hospital sends termination letter

The state’s financial uncertainty has prompted Louisiana’s public-private partnership hospitals (which serve Medicaid patients and the uninsured and are the training grounds for many of the state’s new doctors) to make arrangements to legally end their partnership with the state.

Number of the Day

43,000 - Number of people currently serving probation in Louisiana (Source: Nola.com-Times Picayune)
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)
August 10, 2017

Myth vs. fact on the state budget

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne spoke with local business leaders Wednesday at the Baton Rotary Club, and used the occasion to refute some of the more common myths around the state budget -- the most potent one being that our government has grown under Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administrations.

Number of the Day

39,900 - Estimated number of Louisiana children identified as homeless by their school district in the 2015-16 school year. (Source: Center on Budget Policy & Priorities)
January 10, 2017

Jan. 10: What Americans want on health care

Three of 4 Americans do not want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed without an adequate replacement plan in place. Recently, a national health care research organization- the Kaiser Family Foundation- talked with people who voted for Donald Trump and receive health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces and Medicaid expansion.