Medicaid expansion

Wallis Watkins

It’s been a year and a half since North Baton Rouge had an emergency room. On Wednesday, Governor John Bel Edwards announced plans that will change that. 


Where's the Honey?

Apr 19, 2016
Rex Fortenberry

As week five of the 11-week legislative session began, the Capitol was a hive of activity. Governor John Bel Edwards testified about Medicaid expansion in the Senate Health committee.

“In the first year alone, expansion’s going to save the state more than 180-million dollars,” the governor said.

Sue Lincoln

“You know, I’m happy with where we are at this point in the regular session.”

Governor John Bel Edwards sat down with the Capitol press corps Thursday, updating us on legislative happenings from his point of view.

“I like having a 3-month regular session, instead of a 3-week special session,” he said with a grin, then continued more seriously.

Wallis Watkins

“Access to healthcare not only results in better individual outcomes.  It also helps to grow a productive workforce,” Governor John Bel Edwards told the Louisiana Health Summit, held Tuesday at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.

He told health care stakeholders in attendance that with the state budget crisis, accepting Medicaid expansion makes fiscal sense.

“This Medicaid expansion is more important today because of that shortfall and because of the challenges around our safety-net system, than it would have been otherwise.”

United States House of Representatives

Four Republicans and one Democrat have announced their candidacy for the United States Senate seat currently held by David Vitter. One of those Republicans is Representative Charles Boustany of Louisiana’s Third Congressional district. 


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