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La. in for big changes, likely bumpy ride with Medicaid expansion, transition; here's how we got here

Advocate staff file photo by BILL FEIG -- Gov. John Bel Edwards and Dr. Rebekah Gee, DHH Secretary, center, listen to Linda Simms during a discussion on Medicaid expansion as Edwards and Gee met with new enrollees of the Medicaid expansion program prior to the June 1 enrollment start date.

Perhaps more than in any other state, the expansion of Medicaid to give thousands of Louisiana residents no-cost health insurance stands to have a profound effect on health care — whether it’s better or worse than the system already established to cover the needs of the poor. Louisiana on Friday is set to become the 31st state… Continue reading →

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Perry Anderson Snyder, of Baton Rouge, says grandson Anderson, like most 7-year-olds, “prefers his summer to consist of ‘chilling out,’ sleeping in and playing with friends. “His grandmother, however, has a different view of what the three-month vacation should be. Cindy rides herd… Continue reading →

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