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Louisiana Health Exchange Profile


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Establishing the Exchange

Governor Bobby Jindal (R) announced that Louisiana will not pursue the establishment of a state-based health insurance exchange and instead will allow the federal government to operate an exchange in the state. While a bill establishing an exchange was introduced in the 2012 legislative session, it was not supported by the Governor and failed when the legislative session ended (SB 744). Prior to the announcement that the state would not operate its own exchange, Governor Jindal signed into law a bill prohibiting plans operating in a state-based exchange from offering abortions, with no exceptions (HB 1247).

Essential Health Benefits (EHB): The ACA requires that all non-grandfathered individual and small-group plans sold in a state, including those offered through the Exchange, cover certain defined health benefits. Since Louisiana has not put forward a recommendation, the state’s benchmark EHB plan will default to the largest small-group plan in the state, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana- GroupCare PPO

Exchange Funding

In September 2010, the Louisiana State Department of Health and Hospitals was awarded an almost $1 million federal Exchange Planning grant; the Department announced in March this money would be returned to the federal government.

Next Steps

The federal government will assume full responsibility for running a health insurance exchange in Louisiana beginning in 2014.


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