Louisiana Becomes 31st State To Expand Medicaid
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Tuesday signed an executive order to expand the state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care. Louisiana is now the 31st state to expand Medicaid under the ACA. According to the Louisiana Legislative Fiscal Office, about 298,000 uninsured Louisiana residents will be eligible for the expanded coverage, as well as 224,000 state residents with private health plans.
- "New Louisiana Governor Starting Medicaid Expansion Plan" (AP/Modern Healthcare, 1/12).
- "Louisiana's New Governor Signs an Order To Expand Medicaid" (Fausset/Goodnough, New York Times, 1/12).