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Medicaid Expansion in Louisiana (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-07-01

Duration: 00:06:58

Subjects: MEDICAID | Health Care | Louisiana. Department of Health


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Harris, Brenda Interviewee
  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Opelka, Frank Interviewee
  • Drozda, Jeff Interviewee
  • Gee, Rebekah Interviewee


This segment from the July 1, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Kevin Gautreaux’s report on Medicaid expansion in Louisiana. He interviews: Brenda Harris of Thibodaux, a Medicaid expansion recipient; Frank Opelka, Jr. of the Department of Health; Jeff Drozda of the Louisiana Association of Health Plans; and Dr. Rebekah Gee, the Secretary of the Department of Health. It also includes highlights of Governor John Bel Edwards speaking at the University Medical Center in New Orleans about the start of the Medicaid expansion enrollment period. This report is a part of the Chasing the Dream Initiative. Host: Charlie Whinham