Louisiana Spotlight: Louisiana’s senators continue to dodge topic of health law rewrite

Louisiana’s two Republican U.S. senators aren’t saying much about where they stand on Senate GOP leaders’ proposed rewrite of the federal health care law, even though what they decide can have sweeping implications on their state’s health system.

The proposal, which Republicans continue to tweak behind the scenes, would heavily scale back federal spending on a Medicaid program that provides health coverage to 35 percent of Louisiana’s population. About $13 billion is being spent on Louisiana’s Medicaid program this budget year, with nearly three-quarters of that money coming from the federal government.

Perhaps that’s why Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy have decided they don’t want to get out front on a bill that isn’t yet set for a vote and that is being renegotiated in private as Republican Senate leaders try to rally support for passage…


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