Study: Medicaid decision cost Louisiana

Advocate file photo by ADAM LAU -- Protestors rally in April on the steps of the State Capitol in favor of efforts to get Louisiana to participate in the Medicaid expansion. A report issued Wednesday said that Louisiana’s decision to not to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act cost the state $1.7 billion. An official with the Department of Health and Hospitals called that conclusion Show caption
Advocate file photo by ADAM LAU -- Protestors rally in April on the steps of the State Capitol in favor of efforts to get Louisiana to participate in the Medicaid expansion. A report issued Wednesday said that Louisiana’s decision to not to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act cost the state $1.7 billion. An official with the Department of Health and Hospitals called that conclusion "flat out wrong".

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