“Without expansion we don’t have the availability to provide the services to that new population because we don’t have the dollars to do it,” said Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham, executive director of the tri-parish Metropolitan Human Services District that serves Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. The agency provides among other things, behavioral health services.
Gov. John Bel Edwards urged congressional leaders in a letter Tuesday to protect Medicaid expansion, which benefits more than 400,000 people in Louisiana alone.
Meanwhile, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise told FOX 8 News he disagrees with the Congressional Budget Office’s assessment that millions will automatically lose health coverage afforded through former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
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