In local news:

Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order yesterday to begin the process of expanding Medicaid. The move will allow approximately 300,000 additional Louisiana residents to access care through the federal program which, according to a report in The Advocate, already covers about 1.4 million Louisianans. The expansion, an option for states since the passage of President Obama’s landmark Affordable Care Act, could potentially prevent cost shifting stemming from the currently uninsured population into the workers’ comp system.

Read further coverage from The Advocate here.

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