November 30, 2019 - 9:54 am
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana health clinic that closed when Medicaid was expanded is reopening. Local news outlets report that Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic used to provide free treatment to people without insurance. It closed after the 2016 Medicaid expansion under Gov. John Bel...
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Associated Press
November 08, 2019 - 6:36 am
(AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration has reached emergency agreements to keep Louisiana Medicaid services intact for 1.5 million people. The one-year deals still need final state and federal approvals to take effect in January. The emergency contracts will keep the five private companies...
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Don Ames
October 17, 2019 - 8:09 pm
Governor John Bel Edwards Thursday said his Republican opponent Eddie Rispone’s plan to freeze Medicaid enrollment would deny healthcare to more than 300,000 people. Edwards says seasonal workers who see pay fluctuations would feel the biggest impact. "Under Eddie Rispone’s plan, those workers are...
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks at his election night watch party in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)
October 12, 2019 - 11:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' quest for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election. The incumbent's inability to top 50% of the vote in...
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October 08, 2019 - 11:39 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The assessor of Arizona's largest county has been indicted for 11 felony offenses, including human smuggling, sale of a child and communications fraud in an adoption fraud scheme, authorities said. The Arizona Attorney General's Office confirmed the 32-count federal indictment...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Gov. John Bel Edwards acknowledges his supporters as he comes out onstage for a debate with Eddie Rispone and Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham in Baton Rouge, La. Edwards is battling to hold onto the Democrats’ only governorship in the Deep South. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP, Pool, File)
October 08, 2019 - 11:30 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is out to prove he's no fluke. The straight-laced West Point graduate, who shocked the ruby red state four years ago with his longshot election win, is battling to hold onto the Democrats' only governorship in the Deep South, with an onslaught...
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Jim Hanzo
September 23, 2019 - 10:23 am
During the first gubernatorial debate, the candidates for governor reaffirmed their support for the Medicaid expansion, however they differ on how effective the rollout has been, and how it’s managed. Governor Edwards says the expansion cut the number of uninsured in half. “The easiest big decision...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, a worker gets ready to pass out instructions in how fill out the 2020 census during a town hall meeting in Lithonia, Ga. Democrats are quick to blame President Donald Trump’s single-minded efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act for the increase in the nation’s uninsured rate. But census numbers suggest other explanations as well, from the administration’s immigration crackdown to the strong job market (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
September 15, 2019 - 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Census Bureau reported an increase in the number of people without health insurance in America, it sent political partisans reaching for talking points on the Obama-era health law and its travails. But the new numbers suggest that fears of the Trump administration's...
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WWL Newsroom
September 10, 2019 - 1:28 pm
The number of Louisiana residents without health insurance is falling, even as the national uninsured rate grew last year. The Census Bureau shows 8% percent of people in Louisiana, or 363,000 residents, didn't have health insurance coverage in 2018. That's down from 8.4% from the year before. That...
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Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders smiles with Nina Turner, right, the national co-chair of his presidential campaign, at a Medicare for All town hall gathering on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Florence, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
August 31, 2019 - 12:42 pm
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Health care was the focus of Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders' second day of campaigning in pivotal early-voting South Carolina, where lack of Medicaid expansion has left thousands unable to obtain health coverage. The Vermont senator focused on "Medicare for All...
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