Since 2009, Louisiana and seven other states have been using a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to make Medicaid more accessible to those who are eligible.
At the close of the recent legislative session, Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoed additional funding to pay for services for the developmentally disabled.
Two weeks ago, an effort to override the veto failed.
The $3.9 million would have covered a partial year of comprehensive at-home disability services for an additional 200 people through what are called "New Opportunity Waivers".
Jim talks with Secretary of Health & Hospitals Kathy Kliebert about what's happening, amid health care reforms, in the state's largest agency.
Terri Burke, with the Texas American Civil Liberties Union, discusses new abortion laws in the Lone Star State.