Obamacare

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.

Number of the Day

43 - percent increase in opioid addiction treatment prescriptions in Medicaid expansion states relative to non-expansion states. (Source: The New York Times' Upshot blog)
July 21, 2017

Senate health-care bill still unworkable and unfixable

The U.S. Senate has now turned its attention back to reviving the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)–a bill that simply cannot be fixed and is incredibly unpopular. Approval of the bill among the American public has hovered between 12 and 27 percent.Read more...

June 20, 2017

NEW REPORT: The American Health Care Act Would Reverse Recent Coverage Gains and Strain Louisiana’s Budget

The American Health Care Act would be devastating for the state budget, health care providers and residents of all parts of the state.
May 2, 2017

House budget is “Jindal on steroids”

Health care services for the poor, K-12 public school education and safety-net services for abused and neglected children are among the state services that would take big hits next year in a spending plan approved by the House budget committee in a party-line vote on Monday.

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$1 billion -  Preliminary estimate of the amount of federal funding Louisiana could lose as result of the $235 million reduction in state funding for the Department of Health. (Source: The Times Picayune/Nola.com)