Louisiana first state to offer enrollment in Medicaid to food stamp applicants

May 31, 2016

The U.S. approved Louisiana to be the first state to allow food stamp applicants additional enrollment in Medicaid. Those signing up or re-enrolling for SNAP benefits will have information checked for Medicaid eligibility and automatic enrollment. The decision features increased income limits set for the health care program. Residents with a household income below 138% of the federal poverty level will be eligible to obtain health coverage through the state’s Medicaid program. The Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says the decision follows efforts in becoming more efficient in regards to use of state employees and resources. Coverage begins July 1.
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