Louisiana Lawmakers Fail in Effort to Contain Medicaid Expansion Costs

The Louisiana State Legislature failed to advance two Republican-sponsored bills designed to limit the cost of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ (D) unilateral expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, which will add more than 300,000 people to the state’s program.
Non-expanded Medicaid cost Louisiana $7.4 billion, plus administrative expenses, in 2014, according to the Kaiser …
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