DHH report: La. could save on Medicaid expansion
BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals has quietly released a new financial analysis that estimates the state could save as much as $368 million over 10 years by expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program under the federal health law.
The analysis was posted on DHH's website this week with no fanfare. The department hasn't touted the findings.
The report updates analysis done three years ago.
The new DHH estimates vary widely, saying Louisiana could have hefty savings while covering hundreds of thousands of uninsured - or could face a price tag topping $1.7 billion over a decade for Medicaid expansion.
Gov. Bobby Jindal opposes the expansion as inappropriate growth of a government entitlement program.
DHH issued a statement Wednesday saying the expansion "remains a risky proposition for Louisiana taxpayers."
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