mental health services

June 14, 2018

The Children of Central City

Simultaneously heartbreaking and inspiring, the special project by a team of reporters and photographers at Nola.com/The Times Picayune about children growing up in one of New Orleans most historic and most violent neighborhoods is a must-read.

Number of the Day

$1.4 billion - Total amount of federal SNAP benefits distributed to low-income Louisiana families (Source: Department of Children and Family Services)
May 11, 2018

The ripple effects of closing hospitals

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux joined local leaders and hospital officials in a press conference on Thursday to discuss the effects that the pending state budget cuts would have on the local community.

Number of the Day

78.1 percent- Louisiana’s high school graduation rate for 2017, the state’s highest ever.  (Source: The Advocate)
April 10, 2018

Bill would expand predatory lending

National payday lending corporations are going around the country peddling legislation that would expand their predatory industry in the states, and Louisiana is the latest target.

Number of the Day

18,041 - Number of individuals who are slated to lose mental health services under the current version of the state budget. (Source: House Fiscal Division)
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)