New LBP fact sheets show regional economic impact of Medicaid expansion

Expanding Louisiana’s Medicaid program to cover low-income uninsured adults would not only improve public health, it also would help economies in every region of the state as new federal health care dollars became available.

Medicaid expansion is expected to bring in more than $16 billion over 10 years that would support 15,600 new Louisiana jobs.

To show how this economic expansion would affect specific regions, LBP created nine new fact sheets showing the impact on each Department of Health and Hospitals region. Click on your region below to see more detailed information.

Acadiana Region
Baton Rouge Region
Central Region
New Orleans Region
Northeast Louisiana Region
Northshore Region
Northwest Region
Southeast Region
Southwest Region

They include details about safety-net programs like Medicaid, tax credits for low-income workers and educational scholarships and help promote a better understanding of how safety-net programs affect different communities across our state.
Our new District and Parish Fact Sheets are out!