preexisting conditions

December 18, 2018

Louisiana’s mental health crisis

Louisiana spends less on mental health care, per capita, than 43 other states. In the absence of state investment, police are often the first responders for people facing a mental health crisis.

Number of the Day

$6,800,000,000 - Funding lost to Louisiana public schools since the state’s suspended an annual 2.75% inflationary increase in per-student spending, in 2008. (Source: Louisiana Budget Project)
October 11, 2018

Public charge targets immigrants

The Trump administration has proposed a new regulation that would block immigrant families from having a permanent, secure future in the United States.

Number of the Day

15.1 percent  - The amount of households in New Orleans making less than $10,000 annually, while 9.1 percent of households earn $150,000 and more.  (Source: Bloomberg)
September 11, 2018

Landry lawsuit threatens coverage protections

One of the most popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act is the protection it provides for people with pre-existing conditions from discrimination by health insurance companies.

Number of the Day

$48,000 - The annual income required for a family of four to break into the “middle class” of Louisiana. (Source: Pew Research Center)