DHH estimates Louisiana could save millions by expanding Medicaid

Source: MGN Online/SaveMedicaid
Source: MGN Online/SaveMedicaid

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals now estimates the state could save $368 million by expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program under the federal health law.

The savings would be over a 10-year span.

The recent analysis was posted on DHH's website, but not mentioned in a budget hearing where lawmakers pushed for more information about the expansion.

Gov. Bobby Jindal is against the move, calling it inappropriate growth of a government entitlement program.

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