The statewide tour to promote Medicaid expansion, known as Healthy Louisiana, continues this week at an event in Houma. Healthy Louisiana will bring health insurance coverage to an estimated 375,000 working Louisianans. The event will be May 18 at 2 p.m. at the Teche Action Clinic at 1014 West Tunnel Blvd.

During the event, local residents will share testimonials about their struggles to find affordable health care, and local leaders will speak about how Healthy Louisiana will benefit their communities on a larger scale. LDH will also share the locations of local signup centers so that individuals will be able to apply for Medicaid coverage beginning June 1. Louisiana residents will also be able to apply at

Additional kickoff events are planned for New Orleans, Alexandria, Monroe and Louisiana's Delta region later this month, and several additional events designed to help inform individuals on how to sign up are scheduled throughout the state.

For more information about Healthy Louisiana and expanding Medicaid in our state, visit

The Louisiana Department of Health strives to protect and promote health statewide and to ensure access to medical, preventive and rehabilitative services for all state residents.To learn more about LDH, visit For up-to-date health information, news and emergency updates, follow DHH's Twitter account and Facebook.