Ted Griggs

October 16, 2017

The GOP targets Medicaid

Louisiana’s Medicaid program has grown considerably in recent years - from less than $8 billion five years ago to more than $12 billion in the current budget cycle. Most of that growth is due to an influx of federal funding associated with Medicaid expansion, and it’s buying something very important: secure, portable health coverage for more than 400,000 low-income adults.

Number of the Day

Number of the Day $57 million - State dollars spent, of $147 million promised, to bring IBM to downtown Baton Rouge. (Source: The Advocate)
October 13, 2017

Sabotaging the ACA

Having failed to push a health care repeal bill through Congress, President Donald Trump used his executive authority Thursday to destabilizing health insurance markets in two significant ways.

Number of the Day

33 - Percentage of transgender Louisianans who reported living in poverty in 2015. (National Center for Transgender Equality)