Louisiana Medicaid Expansion: Do I Qualify for Medicaid Under the ACA?

Not all states have expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Learn where Louisiana stands.
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Last Reviewed: Sun, Nov 1, 2020

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) expanded Medicaid eligibility to include more people who couldn’t otherwise obtain health insurance. As written, the ACA would extend Medicaid to all adults with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level. (For a single person in Louisiana in 2021, that’s $18,754. For a family of four, it’s $38,295.)

However, the U.S. Supreme Court later ruled that it was up to individual states to decide whether to expand Medicaid. As of October 2021, 12 states have not expanded their programs.

Louisiana Has Expanded Medicaid

Because Louisiana did decide to expand its Medicaid program, residents can qualify for Medicaid more easily today than in years past.

Find Out What Health Plans and Programs You Qualify For

To learn whether you're eligible for Medicaid in Louisiana, contact the Louisiana Medicaid office.

You can also find out whether you qualify when you apply for health insurance at Healthcare.gov. If you don’t meet Louisiana’s Medicaid requirements, Healthcare.gov will show you the private health insurance plans available to you. You may still be eligible for significant cost-saving subsidies based on your income and family size.

For more information, see Ways to Save Money on Obamacare in Louisiana.

 

Jurisdictional relevance: There are versions of this article for each State.
Selected State: Louisiana
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