Senate and House Committees Reject Medicaid Expansion

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana’s lawmakers have turned back efforts to expand the state Medicaid program to give the working poor government-funded health insurance, the third year of defeats for the legislation.  The Senate health care committee voted 5-3 Wednesday against a coverage expansion bill proposed by Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa. A few hours later, the House health care committee took a similar approach, voting 9-7 against expansion legislation by Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Amite...

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