On March 26 - 28, 2012 the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in a case (NFIB v. Sebelius and Florida v. HHS) challenging certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). In its majority opinion, the Court ruled that Congress had exceeded its power by threatening to withhold existing federal Medicaid funding to states that did not comply with the requirements to expand their programs in compliance with PPACA. With this ruling, each Governor and legislature is faced with a decision regarding the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. While Louisiana has elected not to expand its Medicaid program, this report outlines previous analyses of the impact of an expansion in Louisiana, the considerations and assumptions included, updates to these assumptions and continuing uncertainties.
Annual reports from Louisiana's Medicaid program (Bureau of Health Services Financing).
In response to SB 305 of the 2003 Regular Session, DHH is required to submit certain information regarding the Medicaid Buy-In Program to the legislature, including the status of the buy-in program, a report relative to the estimated value of the state, federal and FICA taxes paid by the participants in the buy-in program, and any recommendations for expanding coverage in the buy-in program.