Politics blog: Legislator wants voters to decide on Medicaid expansion _lowres

The Louisiana State Capitol building in Baton Rouge.

With health care cuts looming large, top Democratic state Sen. Karen Peterson is proposing to let Louisiana voters decide whether they want Medicaid expansion to relieve the funding pressure.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has vehemently opposed Medicaid expansion, claiming it only extends an expensive program that’s not working to improve people health and would end up being too costly to the state.

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