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Louisiana enrolling thousands of people into expanded Medicaid program
 
http://media1.fdncms.com/gambit/imag...58007/umc1.jpg Thousands of people in Louisiana are eligible for health care coverage following Gov. John Bel Edwards' health care expansion to the state's working poor.*Edwards signed the executive order expanding Medicaid*coverage on January 12, his first full day of office. Enrollment is now open and coverage begins July 1.*The state now is working to get 375,000 people enrolled ? Edwards and*Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Rebekah Gee say more than 175,000 people already are enrolled.

The program under the Affordable Care Act covers people with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level (roughly $16,200 for a single adult, $33,400 for a family of four).?


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