La. Begins Medicaid Expansion Enrollment With Federal Approval Of Novel Sign-Up Initiative

New Orleans Advocate:
Louisiana Approved For First-In-The-Nation Medicaid Enrollment Plan

Louisiana is the 31st state in the country to embrace Medicaid expansion, one of the key provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act, but it’s the first state to receive approval from the federal government to link enrollment and eligibility to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps. “Surprisingly, no other state has done this,” said Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee. “We’re trying to be efficient in how we use state employees and state resources.” (Crisp, 5/31)

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