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}}{{tnr}}The '''Louisiana Medicaid Trust Fund Amendment''', also known as '''Constitutional Amendment 1''', was a {{lrcafull}} on the [[Louisiana 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012]] statewide ballot in [[Louisiana]], where it was '''approved'''.  
 
}}{{tnr}}The '''Louisiana Medicaid Trust Fund Amendment''', also known as '''Constitutional Amendment 1''', was a {{lrcafull}} on the [[Louisiana 2012 ballot measures|November 6, 2012]] statewide ballot in [[Louisiana]], where it was '''approved'''.  
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==Text of measure==
 
==Text of measure==
The official ballot text read as follows:<ref>[http://www.sos.la.gov/Portals/0/elections/pdf/NOV62012CAS-withseal.pdf ''Louisiana Secretary of State'', "Ballot measure 1," retrieved August 17, 2012]</ref>
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The official ballot text read as follows:<ref>[http://www.sos.la.gov/Portals/0/elections/pdf/NOV62012CAS-withseal.pdf ''Louisiana Secretary of State'', "Ballot measure 1," accessed August 17, 2012] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
  
 
{{Quote|Do you support an amendment to prohibit monies in the Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly from being used or appropriated for other purposes when adjustments are made to eliminate a state deficit?}}
 
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==Media editorial positions==
 
==Media editorial positions==
 
===Opposition===
 
===Opposition===
* ''The Advocate'' said, "As the settlement of the previous dispute between state and local officials over this trust fund makes clear, some pretty stringent safeguards against misuse of this fund are already in place. Amendment No. 1 would further clutter the constitution with unnecessary language."<ref>[http://theadvocate.com/news/opinion/4183862-123/our-views-our-positions-on ''Advocate'',"Our positions on proposed amendments 1, 2," November 2, 2012]</ref>
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* ''The Advocate'' said, "As the settlement of the previous dispute between state and local officials over this trust fund makes clear, some pretty stringent safeguards against misuse of this fund are already in place. Amendment No. 1 would further clutter the constitution with unnecessary language."<ref>[http://theadvocate.com/news/opinion/4183862-123/our-views-our-positions-on ''Advocate'', "Our positions on proposed amendments 1, 2," November 2, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.legis.la.gov/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=805818 SB 82 (text)]
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==Additional reading==
 
==Additional reading==
* [http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20121014/OPINION/121012048/-1/rss01?nclick_check=1 ''TheTownTalk.com'' "Our View: Louisiana ballot measures need scrutiny by voters," October 14, 2012]
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* [http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20121014/OPINION/121012048/-1/rss01?nclick_check=1 ''TheTownTalk.com'', "Our View: Louisiana ballot measures need scrutiny by voters," October 14, 2012]
  
 
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Medicaid Trust Fund Amendment
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Type:Constitutional amendment
Constitution:Louisiana Constitution
Referred by:Louisiana State Legislature
Topic:Healthcare
Status:Approveda
The Louisiana Medicaid Trust Fund Amendment, also known as Constitutional Amendment 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 6, 2012 statewide ballot in Louisiana, where it was approved.

The measure protected the state medicaid trust fund from budget cuts, according to reports. The measure was sent to the ballot during the 2012 state legislative session as SB 82.

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
Louisiana Amendment 1 (2012)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,282,809 70.84%
No527,85029.16%

Official results via the Louisiana Secretary of State's website.

Text of measure

The official ballot text read as follows:[1]

Do you support an amendment to prohibit monies in the Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly from being used or appropriated for other purposes when adjustments are made to eliminate a state deficit?[2]

Support

No formal support was identified.

Opposition

No formal opposition was identified.

Media editorial positions

Opposition

  • The Advocate said, "As the settlement of the previous dispute between state and local officials over this trust fund makes clear, some pretty stringent safeguards against misuse of this fund are already in place. Amendment No. 1 would further clutter the constitution with unnecessary language."[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Louisiana legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

The legislatively-referred constitutional amendment required a two-thirds vote from members of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature to be placed on the statewide ballot.

See also

External links

Additional reading

References

  1. Louisiana Secretary of State, "Ballot measure 1," accessed August 17, 2012 (dead link)
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Advocate, "Our positions on proposed amendments 1, 2," November 2, 2012