Medicaid Expansion in Louisiana

 
 

Medicaid expansion in Louisiana is effective on July 1, 2016. Applications are being accepted effective June 1, 2016.

  • 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 will make Medicaid available to the 300,000 to 450,000 adults living in Louisiana who do not currently qualify for full Medicaid coverage and cannot afford to buy private health insurance.

  • By receiving Medicaid coverage, the Louisianans, many of them working adults in important industries like food service and construction, will finally be able to get the regular, preventative and primary care that best promotes health and wellness.

  • Services will start July 1, 2016

Who can apply?

Any adult who meets the eligibility criteria listed below will be 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

  • Is a U.S. citizen

138% of the Federal Poverty Level for 2016:

House-
hold Size
Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly Yearly
1 $316 $631 $1,367 $16,395
2 $426 $851 $1,843 $21,108
3 $536 $1,071 $2,319 $27,821
4 $645 $1,290 $2,795 $33,534
5 $755 $1,510 $3,271 $39,248
6 $865 $1,730 $3,747 $44,961

Department of Health and Hospital and all Medicaid Application Centers will begin assisting consumers with the application process for the Medicaid Expansion program beginning June 1, 2016. You may call one of our centers below to set up an appointment for free in-person assistance. You may also enroll online at www.healthy.la.gov, by toll free phone at 1 (888) 342-6207, or you can call/visit any Medicaid Application Center of your choice for assistance.

 

Innis Community Health Center
6450 LA Highway 1
Innis, LA
Dania Johnson, CAC
(225) 718-6254 or (225) 492-3775

Livonia Community Health Center
3041 Fordoche Rd.
Livonia, LA
Sandra Aguillard, CAC
(225) 637-3535

Health Insurance Office
230 Robert Drive Ste. A
New Roads, LA
Cassandra Dixon, CAC
(225) 718-6254

Maringouin Community Health Center
77695 Wagley Rd.
Maringouin, LA
Carolyn Torres, CAC
(225) 625-2313, ext 209 or (225) 603-0886

 
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