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Sun Oct 27, 2019, 05:52 PM

Governor's race could have dramatic effects on Medicaid expansion in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE -- At a debate during the primary election for governor last month, Eddie Rispone was asked for a yes-or-no answer to whether he would roll back Medicaid expansion, which gives nearly half a million Louisiana adults health insurance. After some hesitation and prodding from the moderator, he said no.

But while he isn’t advocating a complete rollback of the insurance program, Rispone has staked out a position that stands in contrast with that of Gov. John Bel Edwards, the Democratic incumbent who is campaigning in no small part on his expansion of Medicaid.

If elected, the Republican businessman and longtime GOP donor vows to “freeze” enrollment for Medicaid expansion while he roots out what he calls waste and fraud in the program. He also calls the program “unsustainable,” suggesting he would alter it in some fashion.

Like many policy positions, Rispone has not publicly revealed the details of his plan -- for instance, how long a freeze would be in place, or how he would make it more sustainable.

Read more: https://www.houmatoday.com/news/20191026/governors-race-could-have-dramatic-effects-on-medicaid-expansion-in-louisiana

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rampartc Oct 2019 #1

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Sun Oct 27, 2019, 06:04 PM

1. rispone is a trump model "businessman"

his election would set Louisiana back to the Jindal era of debt and cuts to education and health care.

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