As Louisiana Gov. Refuses To Expand Medicaid, New Orleans Pursues Its Own Solutions | ThinkProgress

City officials in New Orleans are taking matters into their own hands while Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) continues to resist implementing an Obamacare provision that would expand the Medicaid program in his state to cover additional low-income Louisianans.

Despite the fact that about 20 percent of Louisiana residents lack health insurance — one of the highest rates of uninsurance in the nation, behind just Texas and Nevada — Jindal refuses to accept federal funds under Obamacare’s proposed Medicaid expansion to address this coverage gap...

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