UPDATE: Letter to go out Medicaid enrollees outlining cuts

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The Louisiana Department of Health will begin mailing notices tomorrow to nearly 37,000 Medicaid enrollees informing them their eligibility may end on July 1, 2018.

Click here for more information about the letter. 

The state says if the current budget that was approved by the House stands, over 37,000 residents, including over 5,000 in northwest Louisiana, could be forced out of their nursing homes due to budget cuts to the Department of Health. 

In a statement from Governor John Bel Edwards’ office calls this a ‘unprecedented step for LDH to take, but it is the state’s goal to give notice to everyone who could be affected as soon as possible so that they can begin developing appropriate plans’. 

The Louisiana Department of Health say they know individuals and families will have many questions and concerns once they receive the written notifications.

To address their questions, the Department of Health will provide information on its website, www.ldh.la.gov, and Medicaid will staff its call center 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 888-342-6207.

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