State Outlook

The Amputee Coalition will focus on ensuring fair insurance coverage for prosthetics provided through Medicaid. We are actively seeking advocates to support these efforts.

Legislative Activity

The Louisiana State Legislature passed Insurance Fairness for Amputee legislation in 2008. HB318 was signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal (R) on June 21st, 2008.

State Government Information

The Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Democratic Party controls the Office of the Governor.

Louisiana’s State Legislature works on a four year cycle. Session runs from March until June in the first year, April until June in the second, March until May in the third, and April to June in the fourth year.

The Office of Governor has an election every four years, with the next election taking place in 2019. An individual elected to the Office of the Governor can serve two consecutive terms. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.

The Louisiana Department of Insurance is a state department falling under the executive branch of Louisiana’s government. The Commissioner of Insurance is elected to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The Department provides information about insurance payment reforms and the ability to file a complaint against an insurance provider.

Get Involved

The Amputee Coalition needs support from the limb loss/difference community. If you are interested in aiding our efforts:

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