Don Gregory http://wwno.org en PAR: More Info Needed to Make Medicaid Expansion Decision for Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/par-more-info-needed-make-medicaid-expansion-decision-louisiana The state legislature’s Joint Insurance Committee met Wednesday to discuss the Affordable Care Act and two crucial, yet voluntary, measures: setting up state health insurance exchanges and expanding Medicaid.<p>At that meeting a representative from the <a href="http://parlouisiana.com/">Public Affairs Research Council</a> said Louisiana doesn’t have enough information to make a truly informed decision on implementing the healthcare reform law.<p>PAR’s Principle Health Advisor Don Gregory recently authored a <a href="http://www.parlouisiana.com/s3web/1002087/docs/aca_eligibility_expansion_web_version.pdf">study</a> about the research done so far on the implications of expanding Medicaid in Louisiana. He says other states have worked to figure out not just the costs, but also the benefits of insuring the uninsured.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/03/031513_PARMedicaidStudy_AW2wayPKG.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:43:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 31285 at http://wwno.org