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Louisiana ranked 3rd worse in post-Obamacare health insurance

Written by  // Wednesday, 09 July 2014 08:47 //

 


s-OBAMA-JINDAL-largeAccording to a report by Wallet Hub, Louisiana is ranked 3rd worse in providing health insurance to its inhabitants.

 

The Jindal administration and the Louisiana legislature has refused to expand Medicaid Expansion for a variety of reasons including the increase to the national debt and the cost to the State.  The governor has been one of the most strident critics of the program.

In a press release today, Wallet Hub reports:
We know rates of uninsured vary dramatically across states. Yet following the implementation of ACA/Obamacare, there’s been a lot of talk but not a lot of real information consumers can use to compare states by insurance coverage rates. To provide consumers with this critical information, today WalletHub released its 2014 Health Insurance Coverage Report which offers consumers an initial projection of uninsured rates by state post-Obamacare.

Health Insurance Coverage in Louisiana

  • 20.91% of population lacks health insurance (3rd highest in the country).
  • Obamacare reduced the uninsured rate by 1.50 percentage points in one year.
  • 26.38% of population under 64 is on Medicaid.
  • 101,778 individuals enrolled in private health insurance plans under Obamacare.
  • 115 decrease in the number of individuals enrolled in Medicaid between Summer 2013 and April 2014.

For the full report, please visit:

http://wallethub.com/edu/rates-of-uninsured-by-state-before-after-obamacare/4800/

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