Groups urge expansion of Louisiana Medicaid program

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Multiple groups are speaking out in favor of expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program.

State Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, and others are planning to meet on the steps of the Louisiana Capitol at 8 a.m.

The rally comes a day after faith and healthcare leaders also gathered there.

That group is pushing for Gov. Bobby Jindal to negotiate the acceptance of more than $15 billion in federal funding for uninsured, low-income Louisianians.

The Louisiana Legislative Fiscal Office released a report this week stating the expansion could save the state more than $500 million over the next decade.

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