Medicaid is using a new system so we can better serve you. This may result in longer wait times on our toll-free hotlines.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Your health is your choice

Louisiana has changed Medicaid and LaCHIP to Healthy Louisiana to better serve your healthcare needs.

To Receive Coverage: After you are notified that you are eligible, you choose a managed care plan and provider for each member of your family who has Medicaid or LaCHIP. You will also need to choose a managed care plan for each member who gets Behavioral Health Services.


Apply for MedicaidChoose a Health Plan


Who Can Apply?

Any adult who meets the eligibility criteria listed below will be able to enroll in Medicaid under the expansion.

  • Aged 19 to 64 years old
  • Has a household income less than 138 % of the federal poverty level (see chart below)
  • Doesn't already qualify for Medicaid or Medicare
  • Must meet citizenship requirement

To enroll under expanded Medicaid, it will not be necessary to have a dependent child in your household. There is no asset test.

Note: If you currently have health insurance through the Marketplace and get help paying your insurance premiums, you MUST stop your Marketplace plan if you get Medicaid. If you do not stop your Marketplace plan and you have Medicaid you may pay a penalty when you file your tax return next year.

138% of the Federal Poverty Level for 2018

Household Size






$        322

 $           645

 $        1,397

 $        16,764


$        437

 $           874

 $        1,893

 $        22,716


$        552

 $        1,103

 $        2,390

 $        28,680


$        666

 $        1,332

 $        2,887

 $        34,644


$        781

 $        1,562

 $        3,384

 $        40,608


$        896

 $        1,791

 $        3,881

 $        46,572


Applying for Coverage

Applicants will be able to apply online, at a Medicaid application center or by telephone.