Medicaid Expansion - Adult Group

  • On January 12, 2016, Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order (JBE 16-01) to begin the process for expanding Medicaid in Louisiana no later than July 1, 2016. Expansion has made Medicaid available to more than 400,000 people living in Louisiana who did not previously qualify for full Medicaid coverage and could not afford to buy private health insurance.
  • By receiving Medicaid coverage, these Louisianans, many of them working adults in important industries like food service and construction, are finally able to get the regular, preventative and primary care that best promotes health and wellness.
 
Who can apply?

Any adult who meets the eligibility criteria listed below are 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 is not necessary to have a dependent child in your household. There is no asset test.

 

138% of the Federal Poverty Level as of March 1, 2022

Household Size

Weekly

Bi-Weekly

Monthly

Yearly

1

$        361

 $           721

 $        1,563

 $        18,756

2

$        486

 $           972

 $        2,106

 $        25,272

3

$        612

 $        1,223

 $        2,649

 $        31,788

4

$        737

 $        1,473

 $        3,192

 $        38,304

5

$        862

 $        1,724

 $        3,735

 $        44,820

6

$        987

 $        1,974

 $        4,277

 $        51,324

 

Applying for Coverage

Applicants are able to apply online or by telephone.