Airs Sunday, March 6, at 6 p.m. On Governor John Bel Edwards' second day in office, he issued an executive order expanding Medicaid. An estimated 300,000 Louisiana residents will be eligible for coverage. How will the lives of these newly-insured change? What will the expansion mean for the cost of health care and insurance for everyone else? And how will hospitals and those with insurance from healthcare.gov be affected? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana.”
The panelists are:
• Michael R Bertaut, Healthcare Economist, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
• Dr. Rebekah Gee, Secretary of La. Dept. of Health & Hospitals
• Stephen F. Wright, Senior V.P., CHRISTUS Health Louisiana
• Gary Wiltz, Chief Executive Officer of Teche Action Clinic &
LPB CEO Beth Courtney and television journalist Marvin McGraw moderate the discussion.