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Sebelius visits New Orleans for health care

1 year ago February 08, 2014 Feb 8, 2014 Saturday, February 08 2014 Saturday, February 08, 2014 9:24:01 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wants Louisiana residents to sign up for the Affordable Care Act by March 31.

The Times-Picayune reports that Sebelius met with customers and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Friday.

Sebelius wanted to remind people to that they have eight weeks left before a March 31 deadline to get 2014 coverage on HealthCare.gov.

Sebelius also addressed a complication facing 242,000 of the state's poorest, uninsured residents: They aren't eligible.

Under the leadership of Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana has declined to expand Medicaid to those non-elderly adults whose incomes are below 138 percent of the federal poverty level, as the law allows.

Sebelius says more people in Louisiana would be eligible if Medicaid was extended.

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