Louisiana, which has been much in the news these past few weeks due to the Governors resistance to Medicaid expansion and some Louisiana lawmakers support for expansion, is in the news again. It turns out that an internal Department of Health and Hospitals analysis of the impact of expansion showed that they could actually save millions. According to the report, in a low-impact scenario, with 577,362 people getting coverage, the state would see annual multimillion-dollar savings for six years -- at one point as high as $142 million -- by taking the Medicaid expansion.
Read the article by Laura Maggi, who broke this story in the New Orleans Time Picayune here.
Download the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals report here.