Senior Policy Analyst
Health coverage takes effect tomorrow for people enrolling in Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion. Based on state projections and the experience of other expansion states, here is what we can expect:
Louisiana has taken a head start, with more than 225,000 people already enrolled in its Medicaid expansion. The state has moved people who’d been receiving limited Medicaid coverage under federal waivers into expansion’s more comprehensive coverage. And it’s implemented a strategy to fast-track enrollment of uninsured SNAP (food stamps) recipients into expansion coverage.