Louisiana has joined with 25 other states in challenging the expansion of Medicaid in the President’s health care law as unconstitutional. Now, supporters of the law are urging Louisiana to reverse its position and expand the broken, costly Medicaid system. AFP-LA is urging lawmakers NOT to do this!
Expanding medicaid would have disastrous consequences in Louisiana. Medicaid is a broken system that offers poor quality care to those who often need it most, and the promise of new funding from the federal government is as close to being broken as the next Washington budget crisis. Expanding Medicaid instead of reforming it and dumping more people onto this system is, in a word, madness.