Survey shows uninsured rate cut in half

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The number of Louisiana adults without health insurance has tremendously dropped.

A new study shows the number has been cut in half, since the state expanded its medicaid program.

It found the number of uninsured people, ages 19 to 64, dropped from 600-thousand people in 2015 to roughly 300-hundred thousand people in 2017.

‘Today we can positively say that not only are we saving hundreds of millions of dollars and creating thousands of jobs because of expansion, we are also saving lives and this is the most important part to me. We are saving lives because we have more people insured” said Gov. John Bel Edwards. 

Click here for the full survey. 

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