Expanding Coverage to the Uninsured of Louisiana

by Kavita Patel, M. Susan Marquis, Sai Ma, Benjamin Springgate

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Key Findings:

  • Options for expanded coverage to Louisiana’s labor force include an employer mandate, purchasing pools and health savings accounts.
  • Options for expanded coverage to individuals include expansion of current Medicaid programs, health savings accounts and individual mandates.
  • Each option can be initially explored for Hurricane survivors but are likely to be more successful if implemented statewide.

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