Health & Medicaid

Over the last several years, Louisiana’s Medicaid program has grown by leaps and bounds, expanding the program to more than 400,000 able-bodied adults over the last two years and fundamentally hurting the individuals Medicaid was primarily designed to help. Reforming Medicaid should involve re-orienting the program’s focus on the vulnerable populations for which it was originally designed, while modernizing the delivery of care in ways that can lower costs and improve health outcomes for patients.

ObamaCare Opponents Differ Sharply Over Strategy at ALEC Conference

ObamaCare Opponents Differ Sharply Over Strategy at ALEC Conference

A dispute over the merits and potential defects of health care exchange systems continued to rage last week at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual meeting in New Orleans as state officials expressed concern over ObamaCare’s Medicaid mandates.

By Kevin Mooney

Tea Party Partners with Sen. Guillory to Pursue State Authority Over Health Care

Tea Party Partners with Sen. Guillory to Pursue State Authority Over Health Care

Tea Party activists joined with Sen. Elbert Guillory (D-Opelousas) last week to testify in favor of legislation to suspend federal health care regulations and empower state officials. Guillory's bill would enable Louisiana to enter into Health Care Compacts (HCCs) with other states.

By Kevin Mooney

Inter-State Health Care Agreements Set to Negate ObamaCare

Inter-State Health Care Agreements Set to Negate ObamaCare

Sen. Elbert Guillory (D-Opelousas) has introduced a bill that would make possible for Louisiana to join with other states in forming a Health Care Compact (HCC). The idea is to move the responsibility and authority for shaping health care policy back to the states and away from the federal government.

By Kevin Mooney

Louisiana Unions Receive Waiver from ObamaCare Requirements

Louisiana Unions Receive Waiver from ObamaCare Requirements

Although organized labor has been supportive of ObamaCare, many of these same union organizations have sought and received exemptions from the law's consumer protection provisions for their own health care plans. The list includes the Louisiana Laborers Health and Welfare Fund, the Louisiana Electrical Health Fund, and the Louisiana Carpenters Regional Fund.

By Kevin Mooney