In the seven years since the Affordable Care Act was passed, more than 575,000 Louisianans have gained health care coverage. This includes more than 433,000 newly covered adults who are enrolled in Medicaid in the past 12 months, and another 143,000 plus people who have gained private health coverage through the ACA exchange, or the Marketplace.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Creating a generation of healthier women and children
Author: Dr. Rebekah Gee, Secretary
In an effort to create a generation of healthier women and children in Louisiana, The Department of Health has implemented many initiatives to encourage change and improvement.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
WIC helps improve the health of low income families
Program improvements meet federal requirements, vendor moratorium lifted
Author: Bruce Boyea, Director, Bureau of Nutritional Services
In Louisiana, as well as in all other states, research has shown that the program known as WIC, shorthand for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, is a funding investment that is cost-effective and improves the health status of infants and children. WIC is a federal program – run by the United States Department of Agriculture – that is administered at the state level by the Office of Public Health in Louisiana.
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