Healthy Louisiana

April 19, 2018
Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program has helped create or support nearly 19,200 jobs across the state and $178 million in state and local taxes.
March 20, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking public input as the State moves towards improving its Medicaid managed care program. Those who are interested in learning more about the department's plans are invited to attend one of three forums scheduled this week or the final forum set for April 5 in Slidell
March 19, 2018
The Department of Health submits a detailed monthly report to the Legislature that provides a comprehensive overview of Medicaid spending. The reports include projections for future revenues and expenditures for the given state fiscal year.
March 12, 2018
Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee will be attending the March 15 forum in Lafayette.
March 05, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking input from health care providers, health plans, the public and others as the State moves towards improving its Medicaid managed care program. Those who are interested in learning more about the department’s plans are invited to attend public forums that are scheduled at seven locations throughout March.
February 22, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Health Plan Management Section invites qualified Proposers to submit proposals to provide comprehensive enrollment broker and beneficiary support services, including but not limited to choice counseling, enrollment, disenrollment and transfer capabilities, and a customer service unit, in accordance with the specifications and conditions set forth herein.
January 26, 2018
WASHINGTON - Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Rebekah Gee and Gov. John Bel Edwards' general counsel Matthew Block met with federal officials in Washington D.C. Friday (Jan. 26) to discuss work requirements for Medicaid recipients in Louisiana.
November 13, 2017
New data from the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy show there are fewer opioids being prescribed since Medicaid expansion began in July 2016.
October 09, 2017
The Department of Health submits a detailed monthly report to the Legislature that provides a comprehensive overview of Medicaid spending. The reports include projections for future revenues and expenditures for the given state fiscal year.
June 30, 2017
As of June 26, 2017, more than 433,000 Louisiana residents who lacked coverage for essential health care services a year ago, now have coverage because of Medicaid expansion. More important than having coverage is using the coverage to visit a primary care doctor for an annual check-up, having prescription coverage and being covered for wellness visits and screenings.