Minden Press-Herald

Tuesday
Jul 22nd

Jindal won't copy Arkansas on Medicaid

governorjindal1BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration announced Tuesday that it won't seek to replicate a private insurance Medicaid expansion model like Arkansas, despite requests from Louisiana lawmakers to consider it.

Jindal's interim health secretary, Kathy Kliebert, told the Senate Health and Welfare Committee that the federal guidelines outlined for the Arkansas proposal don't offer enough flexibility and leave too much uncertainty about future financing and regulations.

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