Medicare expansion

September 13, 2017

Louisiana uninsured rate hits historic low

More Louisiana residents than ever before were covered by health insurance in 2016, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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43 - percent increase in opioid addiction treatment prescriptions in Medicaid expansion states relative to non-expansion states. (Source: The New York Times' Upshot blog)
May 7, 2013

Recent evidence continues to support expanding health coverage

A new plan is emerging in the Louisiana Legislature to extend health coverage using federal Medicaid revenue available as part of the health care reform law. Instead of simply expanding the current Medicaid program, the state would use Medicaid dollars to help uninsured adults buy private coverage.… Read more...