"With a call for a "pragmatic" approach to the expansion of Medicaid healthcare for the poor, the leaders of the Together Louisiana alliance of congregations has challenged Governor Bobby Jindal and lawmakers to work with the federal government on expanding health coverage for the poor. "We don't need an ideological discussion about Obamacare," the Rev. Melvin Rushing of Baton Rouge told a State Capitol rally. "We need our state's technocrats to sit down with the national Medicaid technocrats and work through this issue as the practical, pragmatic matter it is."
Our Views: Poor need coverage, The Advocate (4/29)
Medicaid expansion wins support, The Advocate (4/24)
Editorial: If Gov. Jindal won't accept Medicaid expansion, lawmakers should, The Times Picayune (4/24)
Advocates rally for Medicaid expansion as new analysis shows it could be fiscally beneficial for state, The Times Picayune (4/23)