Louisiana Participation in Medicaid Expansion Amendment (2014)

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The Louisiana Participation in Medicaid Expansion Amendment will not appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have ordered the state government to expand Medicaid as offered under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as "Obamacare."[1]

The amendment was introduced into the legislature by State Senator Ben Nevers (D-12).[1]

The amendment was shot down by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on April 23, 2014.[2]

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See also: Amending the Louisiana Constitution

In Louisiana, a two-thirds majority vote was required in both the House of Representatives and Senate in order to place the constitutional amendment on the ballot. On April 23, 2014, the Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted down the amendment in a 6 to 2 vote.[2]

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