The United States is the richest country on Earth, but many Americans still struggle to make ends meet. These financial constraints force too many Americans to choose between food, rent, and a trip to the doctor’s office. Thanks to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, fewer hard working Americans are placed in this impossible position.
We commend Louisiana and the leadership of Governor John Bel Edwards for becoming the 31st state to expand Medicaid. In the first day alone, over 175,000 Louisianans enrolled in the program for the opportunity to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives.
This expansion has the support of a large coalition of industry leaders, including the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Winning Connections congratulates ACS CAN, and the people of Louisiana for making this commonsense reform.