May 11, 2023

House budget reflects misplaced priorities

The state budget is supposed to reflect Louisiana’s priorities. As the annual legislative session reached the halfway point this week, the budget bill crafted by House conservatives fails to prioritize teachers, people with Medicaid coverage and parents with preschool children.  

The changes made by the House took a sensible budget proposal from Gov.… Read more...

April 5, 2023

Medicaid Works. Lets Keep it Strong

Louisiana’s Medicaid program provides life-sustaining health coverage to millions of people with low incomes, and essential financial protection from debilitating medical expenses. The program was critical to helping Louisiana families through the health and financial challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. … Read more...

October 4, 2022

Census Louisiana: Poverty, Income and Health Insurance

April 4, 2022

Louisiana needs to check all the boxes to keep people covered

Almost 2 million Louisianans—more than 40% of the state’s population—will have their Medicaid eligibility reviewed in the coming months, when the federally declared Public Health Emergency (PHE) is expected to officially end. Many of them will be at risk of losing their health coverage, even though they might still be eligible because of their income or health status.… Read more...