Jan 282014

Senator Mary Landrieu has a petition calling on Gov. Bobby Jindal to take the Medicaid Expansion money.  Senator Landrieu says:

Our governor may not like the president, but this is not about the president. It’s about providing health coverage for 240,000 Louisianians who work 40 or 50 hours a week, but still make too little to qualify for assistance in the new marketplace — and too much to qualify for Louisiana’s current Medicaid.

The Supreme Court ruling that allowed states to “opt out” of Medicaid expansion put our most vulnerable citizens at risk. It threw them into a gap in the law that was supposed to provide them with the insurance they need. Bobby Jindal’s politically-motivated refusal to accept the money weakens our state and puts lives at risk.  Thank you, Senator, for standing up for Louisiana’s working poor.

Sign her petition here.

 Posted by at 8:00 am