open enrollment

December 6, 2017

Playing politics with health care

The health care received by 1.5 million Louisianans hangs in the balance as questions loom over whether Gov. John Bel Edwards has the unilateral authority to renew the state’s contracts with five managed-care insurance companies.

Number of the Day

9 - Days remaining in the open enrollment period for Americans who want to buy health coverage through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. (Source: healthcare.gov)
November 6, 2017

Putting the brakes on managed care

The Medicaid health insurance coverage that 1.5 million low-income Louisianans rely on is imperiled after partisan maneuvering blocked the renewal of managed care contracts on Friday.

Number of the Day

8.5 - Percentage increase in the number of young adults, ages 25-34, in New Orleans, from 2010 to 2015, ranking the city 5th on a national ranking of “Millennial Magnet” cities. (Source: Urban Land Institute via Time)
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)
October 30, 2017

ACA sabotage will hurt Louisiana consumers

More than 12 million Americans – including 143,577 Louisianans – bought health coverage in 2017 through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplace. But as the Nov. 1 start of the 2018 open enrollment period looms, the future of that coverage remains uncertain due to President Donald Trump’s repeated efforts to undermine the federal health reform law.  Read more...