Healthcare for Everyone-Louisiana!

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The Campaign for Healthcare for Everyone-Louisiana led the charge to close the ‘coverage gap’ for low wage adults who earn too much money to obtain the existing Medicaid insurance but made too little to purchase insurance in the marketplace. Today, over 400,000 adults have health insurance coverage, many for the first time.

We could not be more pleased but even as we are celebrating this major accomplishment in Louisiana, Congress has begun efforts to roll it back. We need your help to protect our progress.

Will you chip in just $5?

$10, $25, or any amount will go a long way toward our efforts to stop the repeal without a replacement that maintains health insurance coverage for the newly insured.

Access to healthcare is a necessity for everyone at some time. Medicaid expansion provides that access for hardworking Louisianans who simply don’t make enough money to afford it.  It provides care for expectant mothers, ensures that our children with special health care needs can access health care, helps people with disabilities live independent lives, and supports our seniors.

Donate now to help keep Medicaid expansion intact in Louisiana!

Thank you so much for your kind consideration.

Alma C. Stewart
Campaign Organizer

The Louisiana Center for Health Equity (LCHE), a 501 (c)(3) IRS tax exempt organization, started this Campaign in 2013.

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Critical Healthcare Issues are Looming: Where do the Candidates Stand?

NEW ORLEANS – All four top candidates seeking election for Louisiana’s next governor have been invited to participate in a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on healthcare. This forum is free and open to the public. It will be held in New Orleans at Dillard University, Professional Schools Building, Georges Auditorium, 2601 Gentilly Boulevard on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM. The live broadcast will air on MeTV New Orleans, which can be seen locally on digital channel 6.2, Cox Cable Channel 108, and Charter Cable Channel 185. This is an educational event for the public to learn the views of the leading candidates and have them speak to the multiple issues surrounding healthcare in Louisiana. Candidates will join in the conversation about budget shortfalls, limited access to medical care, private/public partnerships and their plans to eliminate the healthcare coverage gap that many Louisianans face.

“The next governor will face healthcare budget shortfalls coming into office early next year,” said Alma C. Stewart, President of the Louisiana Center for Health Equity. “Our members want to know, and the public deserves to know how these candidates plan to handle this issue, said Stewart. The moderator, Dr. Corey Hebert is a highly respected physician practicing medicine and is well known in the United States and internationally. As Assistant Professor at both LSU Health Sciences Center and Tulane University Medical Center and Medical Director for Dillard University, past Medical Director of the Louisiana Recovery School District, he is extremely well versed in the healthcare issues we are facing in Louisiana. Dr. Hebert is a highly regarded medical broadcast journalist and editor nationwide.

This collective effort of Campaign for Healthcare for Everyone – Louisiana (HCEL) host organizations includes Advocacy Center, Advocates for Public Healthcare, League of Women Voters of Louisiana, Louisiana Center for Health Equity, NAMI Louisiana, Mental Health America of Louisiana, NAACP Louisiana State Conference among others. Local host organization partners include AAUW, A Community Voice , Delgado Community College, Dillard University Department of Political Science, Dillard University Center for Law & Public Interest, NAMI New Orleans, 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. New Orleans Chapter, League of Women Voters of New Orleans, Pontchartrain Chapter—The Links, Inc., NAACP New Orleans Chapter, National Black MBA Assoc. Inc. New Orleans Chapter, National Council of Jewish Women Greater New Orleans, New Orleans Association of Black Social Workers.

The broadcast of the forum was made possible through a partnership with WDSU, as part of their Commitment 2015 coverage. WDSU will also record the broadcast and make it available for viewing on their website, WDSU.COM and on their mobile app.
Gubernatorial Candidate Forum 2015
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Members of APHA's Community Health Planning and Policy Development (CHPPD) Section and Healthcare for Everyone - Louisiana delivered a letter to Gov. Jindal on Friday, July 1. This letter has 2,006 signers from Louisiana residents and the national public health workforce urging the state’s leadership to expand Medicaid and afford health care access to all Louisianans. A previous letter to Governor Jindal has 919 signers. The letters and the 2,925 signatures called upon Gov. Jindal to support Medicaid expansion in Louisiana to improve Louisiana’s health and its economic health. Jindal nor his top aides were at the Office according to his staff.
APHA and HCEL members in Baton Rouge.
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As we enter the holiday season of giving, please consider making a donation to the Campaign for Healthcare for Everyone – Louisiana (HCEL).

HCEL is continuing to organize and taking the message of expanded access to healthcare to Governor Jindal and legislators as well as networking with fellow health allies.

With one in four Louisiana residents lacking health insurance, HCEL and the Louisiana Center for Health Equity (LCHE) joined by American Public Health Association (APHA) members and other state-based groups gathered in New Orleans on November 15 to call for expanding Medicaid and turning the uninsured tide.

Louisiana is among more than 20 states that have not expanded Medicaid eligibility as authorized via the Affordable Care Act while the state has serious problems when it comes to access to healthcare. The problem of being uninsured goes beyond not having a primary care physician, it also has an adverse economic impact.

Giving has the ability to transcend differences in political ideologies and the power to unite people across boundaries. Your donation today will help us continue to champion healthcare for everyone across Louisiana.

Let’s kick off the holiday giving season with a strong start. Show your support for healthcare for everyone by making a donation of just $5 today.

Then, share this site on social media and let your friends know how they can get involved, too!

Thank you for giving back this holiday season!

Alma C. Stewart
Campaign Organizer

Anthony Stewart
Outreach Coordinator

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Alma Stewart, HCEL Organizer
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It's Time to Make Our Voices Heard: Create a Movement for Change
Community conversation on Medicaid expansion

(New Orleans, LA) National, state, and local healthcare advocates are convening in New Orleans this month to urge Louisiana to participate in Medicaid expansion. For two years, Louisiana leaders have refused to accept $16 billion in federal dollars that could help provide critical health coverage over the next 10 years. It is time to make our voices heard and create a movement for change in Louisiana.

A Day of Action is scheduled for Saturday, November 15, 2014 from Noon to 2 p.m. at the Mississippi River Heritage Park in New Orleans. Attendees will learn why Medicaid expansion is critical for improving public health in Louisiana and how they can help advocate for this needed change. Participants will have the opportunity to immediately take action by signing an online letter in support of Medicaid expansion addressed to state and national representatives and health leaders via their smart phones or social media.

Headlining the event is Dr. Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, CPH, Professor and Associate Dean for Health Equity and Community Engagement at the University of South Florida College of Public Health. Dr. Troutman is a nationally and internationally known expert and leader in health equity, human rights, and community activism.

Other speakers will include Alma C. Stewart, Founder and President of the Louisiana Center for Health Equity, as well as leaders from several New Orleans-based organizations: Women With A Vision, Puentes New Orleans, the Vietnamese Young Leaders Association, The Jeremiah Group, and the Louisiana Community Health Outreach Network.

“Access to health insurance coverage is now attainable for low income adults because of the Affordable Care Act, which is working in other states,” Stewart said. “Unfortunately, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has rejected the federal Medicaid funds to expand coverage to low-income adults. Other states are already benefitting from coverage expansion and seeing fewer uninsured residents. Louisiana is being left behind.”

National mobilization is being led by the Community Health Planning and Policy Development (CHPPD) section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) as part of their annual CHPPD Day of Action. CHPPD’s mission is to develop and advocate for health planning, policies and practices to promote health equity, community empowerment and social justice. This year CHPPD is joined by the APHA Caucus Collaborative, the liaison between the Caucuses and the American Public Health Association, comprised of 18 Caucuses that represent under-represented population groups and emerging causes and issue areas.

To register to attend or to volunteer before or during the day of the event, please visit

To sign the online letter to support Medicaid expansion in Louisiana, visit starting Tuesday, November 11.

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Alma Stewart
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Happy to support a good cause.

Carliss Washington
21 months ago

Fighting along with you on this. A dollar for each year of my life, thus far.

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