Landry: Governor Failed To Properly Vet Medicaid Expansion Patients

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is pointing the finger of blame at Governor John Bel Edwards, saying he failed to properly vet Medicaid expansion applicants.

More than 30,000 recipients lost their benefits last month after a computer analysis found their higher than allowed incomes disqualified them from participation in the program.

Landry, a Republican, says Medicaid costs the state about $500 per month per recipient and that Edwards, a Democrat, should apologize to Louisiana taxpayers for rushing to get people enrolled in the expansion program that created, in Landry's words, "a multi-million-dollar mess."

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