Will Louisiana’s Medicaid Expansion Provide a Model for Other States?

Andy Miller

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Aretha Frison got an unusually helpful mailing recently through the Louisiana food stamp program.

The letter indicated that she could qualify for Medicaid coverage beginning next month. Frison, usually a journalist by occupation, has been able to work only part time at an animal hospital while suffering with major depression. Rent and other expenses have been a struggle, she told reporters last week when she visited a New Orleans health clinic. She said she “has been hitting a lot of brick walls’’ when it comes to obtaining psychiatric treatment.

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