- Associated Press - Thursday, March 22, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The House Health and Welfare Committee on Thursday backed a bill that would require tax data be used to cross-check Medicaid eligibility and allow auditors to access the income tax data to do its own verification. The measure was advanced with an 8-3 vote:

Voting for the bill (8):

Reps. Larry Bagley, R-Stonewall; Charles “Bubba” Chaney, R-Rayville; Bob Hensgens, R-Abbeville; Dodie Horton, R-Haughton; Rogers Pope, R-Denham Springs; Jerome “Dee” Richard, No Party-Thibodaux; Joseph Stagni, R-Kenner; and Committee Chairman Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monroe.

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Voting against the bill (3):



Reps. Marcus Hunter, D-Monroe; Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe; and Robert Johnson, D-Marksville.

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Online: Louisiana Legislature: www.legis.la.gov

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