In wake of Trump’s Medicaid-related announcement, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards ‘actively working’ on ideas

Louisiana is developing a proposal to impose work requirements on certain adult Medicaid recipients, as the Trump administration announced Thursday it will allow states to enact such provisions.

Gov. John Bel Edwards said his administration is “actively working” on the concept, which would require federal approval. The Democratic governor talked of the proposal broadly in a speech Monday as part of a list of legislative agenda items, and he repeated his intention in a statement Thursday.

The details of what Louisiana is crafting — and how many low-income people in Louisiana’s $12.5 billion Medicaid program it would affect — aren’t clear…


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