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The count: how much Louisiana has to put toward Medicaid vs. how much it receives from the feds

6 cents/94 cents

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Louisiana's Medicaid expansion, which began in 2016 under Gov. John Bel Edwards, is predicated on the state ponying up a small amount of money to get much more from the federal government. By 2020 the state will have to put up 10 cents to receive 90 cents from the feds. "In all of these cases, there is an economic ripple effect that creates jobs, earnings, and state and local tax receipts that, otherwise, would not have occurred," the Public Administration Institute report concluded.

SOURCE: Public Administration Institute at Louisiana State University.

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