How An Obamacare-Hating Governor’s Programs Fueled La.’s Medicaid Expansion Success
Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana residents have enrolled since the state expanded Medicaid earlier this month — and part of that can be traced to former Gov. Bobby Jindal's policies.
How Medicaid Expansion Took Off In Louisiana
More than 220,000 people have signed up for Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion since enrollment started earlier this month — and ironically, the state’s early enrollment success is largely thanks to the administration of Bobby Jindal, its Obamacare-hating former governor. It was Jindal’s Democratic successor, Gov. John Bel Edwards, who expanded Medicaid through an executive order earlier this year. But two smaller-scale coverage programs created during Jindal’s administration have given the state a huge enrollment head start. (Pradhan, 6/23)