Louisiana Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards will be sworn in to office Monday, and if he has his way, expansion of the state's Medicaid program won't be far behind.
Louisiana Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards has set an ambitious timeline for a Medicaid expansion, saying he wants to have government-funded health insurance cards in thousands more people's hands by July 1.
Republican state lawmakers who have repeatedly rejected efforts to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program and provide government-funded health insurance to the working poor are showing much more interest in the idea.
Democrat John Bel Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008.
ACA supporters fear election results in Kentucky and Virginia will encourage Republicans to campaign aggressively against the law in the 2016 elections in the belief most voters have little sympathy for residents newly covered by Medicaid.
Louisiana State University on Friday sued the private manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals, alleging that the operator breached its contract and failed to live up to promises to keep the hospitals as academic centers.
Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday hailed President Barack Obama's healthcare law for reducing the rate of uninsured Americans and vowed to defend it against Republican opposition if she wins the White House.
All 140 seats in both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly are up for election, and some observers say the Virginia state elections not only could swing the outcome of that state's Medicaid battle but could affect expansion's national momentum.
A federal judge on Friday ordered Arkansas to temporarily reinstate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood after the state blocked funding over concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is trying a new approach to remove Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program, this time saying it has a reason to block the organization's clinics.
The U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law by denying Medicaid patients the right to choose their healthcare providers.
Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Louisiana to prevent the state from cutting off Medicaid funding to the organization. Some say other lawsuits might soon follow.