Louisiana has undergone its fair share of challenges and has made a valiant effort at tackling them all. Unlike recovering after a hurricane, health care in Louisiana is an issue that is yet to be resolved. The number of uninsured Louisianans is on a steady rise, as the number of unemployed increases.
Families are cutting out the cost of health care without looking at the facts of how much of a risk being uninsured is. We’re here to show you some of the facts about the state of Louisiana health care, as well as help point you in the right direction to finding the affordable care that you need.
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Health care facts for Louisiana
In a recent Families U.S.A report, more than 1.3 million Louisiana residents or 36.2% of residents under the age of 65, are without health care.
The more shocking fact is about 75% of that total has been uninsured for six months or more. Some of the other findings from the report include:
About 50% of uninsured families who were below twice the poverty level, or about $42,000 dollars per year with a family of four, went without health care at some point last year
More than 25% of those above twice the poverty level of $42,000 per year for a family of four, went without health care at some point last year
Nearly three-quarters of the uninsured in Louisiana are working families
These numbers might seem a high, and they are much higher than the national average, but this doesn’t mean that it’s not possible to find affordable health care in Louisiana.
The best way to find the health care that you and your family needs is to request a quote for coverage with us.