Combat Hepatitis C

Louisiana’s Plan for a Subscription-based Payment Model to Combat Hepatitis C. The Louisiana Department of Health is pursuing innovative payment models which will enable the state to dramatically expand access to the drug with the goal of eventually eliminating Hepatitis C as a public health problem. The Department is seeking public comment.

West Nile

What You Need to Know to Fight the Bite

Taking Aim at Cancer

Strategic efforts are taking shape with partners across the state to increase access to care, improve quality of care, and reduce costs in order to increase survivorship.

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.

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.

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Recent News
August 20, 2018
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards praised a report showing that the number of residents who are uninsured has fallen to half of what it was in 2015 and more Louisianans are getting better access to care since Louisiana expanded Medicaid, according to the 2017 Louisiana Health Insurance Survey.
August 17, 2018
Annual reports from Louisiana's Medicaid program (Bureau of Health Services Financing).
August 17, 2018
Citing the critical danger posed by storm surge and resulting flooding, La. Gov. John Bel Edwards today announced the Interagency Coastal Storm Surge-Based Flood Risk and Resilience Awareness Campaign, a partnership of state agencies to use “Story Maps” to promote awareness of Louisiana’s Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan. The Master Plan is the foundational document underlying the campaign, as it identifies the risk to state infrastructure such as roads and bridges; and to services, facilities and systems for health care and education.
August 08, 2018
Legislative auditor Daryl Purpera appears to be retreating from comments he made describing the Louisiana Department of Health's oversight of its Medicaid program as sloppy and "a mess" last month.
August 07, 2018
Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease. About 30,000 people in Louisiana's Medicaid program and prison system are carrying Hepatitis C. Nationally rates of new infections are growing dramatically as a result of the opioid epidemic.
August 06, 2018
Recent reviews of the five private health plans administering the Louisiana Department of Health’s Medicaid Healthy Louisiana (or managed care plans) found inaccurate records for the providers enrolled in each of the respective health plans.