Louisiana Medicaid Trust Fund, Amendment 1 (2012)
|Medicaid Trust Fund Amendment|
|Referred by:||Louisiana State Legislature|
The measure protects 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.
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
|Louisiana Amendment 1 (2012)|
All 4,267 precincts reporting. However, pending final certification of election results.
Results via the Louisiana Secretary of State's website.
Text of measure
The official ballot text read as follows:
|“||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?||”|
Media editorial positions
- 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."
Path to the ballot
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.
| By Eric Veram|
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