Medicaid costs continued to rise in 2011, consuming a greater percentage of overall state spending. This was a result of federal stimulus money, heightened health care expenses and increased enrollment.
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Even as they differ over the merits and defects of health care exchanges, state officials from across party lines continue to express concern over the regulatory uncertainty attached to ObamaCare.
By refusing to set up a health care insurance exchange system that could be used to advance ObamaCare regulations, Gov. Bobby Jindal has cut a path that other state officials should follow, argue analysts with the Cato Institute.
However, other leading figures within Gov. Jindal’s own Republican Party remain divided on [...]
Lafayette-based free market activists have asked House Speaker Jim Tucker and other state lawmakers to help set up an interstate compact that would negate the federal health care law. With the state legislature going back into session this April, Louisiana is strategically positioned to advance an innovative, but underutilized constitutional mechanism, proponents point out. Health [...]