Medicaid Eligibility Update

July 3, 2018

In May, the Department sent out letters about possible state budget cuts that might end your Medicaid program as early as July 1.

Recently, Governor John Bel Edwards signed a state budget that fully funds the Medicaid program. This means that no programs will close.  No services will be eliminated. Your coverage will continue.

The Department’s main goal is to improve the health for all people in our state. We know how important health care coverage is in reaching that goal. We are pleased to be able to continue these critical programs.   

If you have questions or concerns, our call center is available, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, by phone toll-free at 1-888-342-6207, or e-mail at