Having reliable and affordable healthcare is more important now than ever, even as we seem to be nearing the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of September of last year, over 70 million individuals were enrolled in Medicaid. And now, the newly installed Biden administration is looking to expand the program. The new President and his Congressional allies are considering moves to get rid of requirements for people to work in order to receive coverage, a change given a thumbs-up states during the Trump Presidency..

Regardless of differing ideas about how much larger Medicaid should be as a whole, it’s a fact that some states rely on Medicaid coverage more than others do. To find out the states where Medicaid is most prevalent, personal finance website, WalletHub, compared the 50 states across 12 key metrics in three overall categories. The data set ranges from total Medicaid spending per low-income population to adult care quality to the eligibility level of children.

And where does Louisiana rank when it comes, not only to the number of our citizens eligible for this entitlement, but in terms of federal monies received? Well, the Pelican State is near the top, coming in tenth on the list of states in spending, quality and eligibility and enrollment. In fact, Louisiana tops the nation in the latter category,

Medicaid Coverage by State (Top 5 States):

1) Massachusetts

2) Rhode Island

3) Vermont

4) Pennsylvania

5) Connecticut

Medicaid Coverage by State (Bottom 5 States):

46) South Dakota

47) Wyoming

48) Tennessee

49) Oklahoma

50) Georgia

To see the complete WalletHub study of States With the Most and Least Medicaid Coverage, including a breakdown of Louisiana's 10th in the nation metrics, JUST CLICK HERE!

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