Medicaid Expansion Bill http://redriverradio.org en La. lawmaker draws attention to health care bill http://redriverradio.org/post/la-lawmaker-draws-attention-health-care-bill <p>Flanked by supporters, Louisiana District 3 Rep. Barbara Norton of Shreveport explained her motivations yesterday for filing a bill that would require the state to sign on to an expansion of the Medicaid program and participate in the Affordable Care Act. Estimates are that up to 400,000 more Louisianans could be eligible for Medicaid next year and thereafter if the state chose to expand the program, with the federal government picking up most of the tab. Gov. Bobby Jindal has criticized such a move, calling Medicaid an inefficient and poorly managed program. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:10:35 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 25093 at http://redriverradio.org La. lawmaker draws attention to health care bill