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Louisiana Medicaid Beneficiaries Tell Their Stories


LA MEDICAID EXPANSION ANNIVERSARY - While the Republican -majority  Congress moves to repeal the Affordable Care Act in Washington D.C.,  Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards appeared at University Medical Center in New Orleans along with several people who shared their stories on how the Medicaid Expansion program affected their lives.   The event underscored the one-year anniversary of the program in Louisiana as it was the first thing Edwards acted upon after his inauguration as Louisiana governor this time last year.  According to Edwards, the program made possible under the ACA allowed more than 370,000 of Louisiana's  "working poor" to receive health insurance and has saved the state $184 million dollars for the general fund.

Credit Courtesy: OnePageNews.com
Courtesy: OnePageNews.com
LA MEDICAID EXPANSION- Governor Edwards (D) appearing at University Health Medical Center, New Orleans to commemorate the first year anniversary of Medicaid expansion in the state.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.