Louisiana Medicaid Expansion

September 28, 2016

Sept. 28: Private prisons dealt budget cut

Louisiana’s perilous fiscal situation may result in less medical care and educational opportunities for state inmates. Two private prisons will be converted into jails, still operated privately but with fewer services. The funding drawdown comes on the heels of the U.S.… Read more...

August 26, 2016

Aug. 26: Medicaid expansion good for premiums

States that have expanded Medicaid have lower health insurance premiums than states that have not, according to a report released this week by the Department of Health and Human Services...The Advocate’s Ted Griggs has more good news for Louisianans participating in the exchange marketplace - coverage will remain affordable even if all the plans increase rates by 50 percent in 2017.
June 30, 2016

Kids Count in Louisiana

The Nola.com/Times-Picayune editorial board is unusually blunt in assigning blame for Louisiana’s continued failure to do right by its children. The Pelican State ranked 48 of the 50 states in the annual Kids Count survey from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, as far too many of our state’s youngest residents continue to live in poverty and have parents who struggle to find work.
June 27, 2016

Tax break program gets overhaul

By several estimates, Louisiana boasts the most generous menu of corporate tax incentives in the country. And the most generous incentive of all is the Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP), which allows manufacturers to escape local property taxes for up to 10 years on new capital investments regardless of whether these investments create or retain jobs.