Medicaid

August 10, 2016
Since expanding Medicaid eligibility to cover working adults on July 1, more than 278,000 people have gained access to preventive and primary care through the Healthy Louisiana program. With a goal of covering 375,000 people by next June, the State has reached 73 percent of its coverage target in less than 50 days.
August 04, 2016
On June 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is now allowing states to pay for mosquito repellent for Medicaid enrollees as a Zika virus prevention measure.
August 04, 2016
Patients burst into tears at this city’s glistening new charity hospital when they learned they could get Medicaid health insurance.
August 02, 2016
In a coordinated effort to help eligible adults enroll into the newly expanded Medicaid program, or Healthy Louisiana, a unique partnership has been formed between hospitals and the state’s Medicaid program.
August 02, 2016
While expanding Medicaid coverage is going to be a chore in some places for health care providers, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ decision to expand the program to the working poor will benefit Louisiana both in the short run and in the longer term.
July 26, 2016
Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, will be in Lafayette on Wednesday, July 27 to help promote enrollment in Healthy Louisiana, the state’s expanded Medicaid program.
July 25, 2016
Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, will be in Lake Charles on Tuesday, July 26 to help promote enrollment in Healthy Louisiana, the state’s expanded Medicaid program.
July 22, 2016
Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, will be in Hammond on Monday, July 25 to help promote enrollment in Healthy Louisiana, the state’s expanded Medicaid program.
July 15, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health announces the landmark enrollment of 250,000 new adults into Healthy Louisiana, the state’s expanded Medicaid program. Enrollment began on June 1 and coverage started July 1.
July 01, 2016
“Expanding Medicaid in Louisiana was the easiest decision I’ve made since taking office in January, and I meet people from all walks of lifewho will be positively impacted by expansion,” said Gov. Edwards.