- Ann Tucker
Hundreds of Thousands of Louisianans Could Soon Lose Medicaid Coverage
The Advocate [3/28] | State health officials are planning a massive $89 million outreach campaign to alert people to looming Medicaid changes that could strip healthcare coverage from about 8% of the state’s population, [...] The outreach, which officials said should help them avoid wrongly booting people from the Medicaid program, has already begun, but will ramp up in the coming weeks as the federal government ends a sweeping pandemic-era expansion of the program's eligibility. [...] States are checking everyone's eligibility for Medicaid for the first time in three years — a process that could lead to as many as 350,000 Louisianans losing coverage under the program. Cont.