New affordable health coverage
On January 12, 2016, Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order to expand Medicaid in Louisiana. This Expansion will make Medicaid available to Louisiana adults who don’t currently qualify for Medicaid and can’t afford private health insurance. It will affect many Louisianans who works in industries like food service and construction. They will now be able to get the regular and preventive primary care.
Healthy Louisiana, formerly Bayou Health, will now offer full Medicaid coverage to adults without children and many others. Aetna Better Health of Louisiana is one of the health plans available for Healthy Louisiana.
You can apply
Any adult who meets the eligibility criteria listed below will be able to enroll in Medicaid under the expansion.
- Aged 19 to 64 years old
- Has a household income less than 138% of the federal poverty level (see chart below)
- Doesn't already qualify for Medicaid or Medicare
- Meets citizenship requirements
To enroll under expanded Medicaid, it will not be necessary to have a dependent child in your household.