Medicaid Eligibility Update

The Louisiana Department of Health is mailing notices to nearly 37,000 Medicaid enrollees informing them their eligibility may end on July 1, 2018

Taking Aim at Cancer

From screening, to accessing care and treatment, strategic efforts are taking shape with partners across the state to improve quality of care, reduce costs, and increase survivorship.

Healthy Louisiana Coverage

Medicaid Expansion is now making Healthy Louisiana a reality. Since beginning enrollment on July 1, 2016 for working adults who are now eligible for health care coverage, hundreds of thousands of people have signed up for coverage and are now getting primary care and screenings that prevent serious illnesses and costly treatments.

Visit our dashboard for enrollment details and statistics.

How Prevalent is Opioid Abuse?

Opioid abuse is a problem in Louisiana where almost all indicators…addiction to opioid medications, overdose deaths, emergency room admissions and over-prescribing…are evidence of the problem.

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Recent News
May 19, 2018
Changing Lives. Saving Lives
May 17, 2018
Today, Governor John Bel Edwards was joined by Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary, Louisiana Department of Health, Kristy Duffey, UnitedHealth Group Chief Clinical Officer and board member of United Health Foundation, and many leaders in health care, business, government, and other sectors to announce a statewide collaborative effort to address cancer in Louisiana.
May 11, 2018
Louisiana state health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles in New Orleans. The illness was confirmed through laboratory testing in New Orleans resident who recently traveled out of the country. This case is not related to a positive measles case reported earlier in April of this year. In both cases, the individuals were not vaccinated.
May 10, 2018
In Louisiana, tens of thousands of elderly and disabled people could soon lose their Medicaid benefits. Betty Waller, 89, a polio survivor, says Medicaid is needed to cover the full cost of her care.
May 09, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health will begin mailing notices tomorrow to nearly 37,000 Medicaid enrollees informing them their eligibility may end on July 1, 2018.
May 08, 2018
Tomorrow, Jay Dardenne, commissioner of the Division of Administration, and Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), will hold a press conference to discuss the state’s timeline for issuing notices this week to people who are at immediate risk of losing the coverage that pays for their care in a nursing home, group home or home-based services.