The major Republican and Democratic candidates running for the U.S. Senate divide along party lines when asked whether they support Gov. John Bel Edwards’ decision to allow the working poor to qualify for Medicaid.The four Republicans oppose the Democratic governor’s decision, while the two Democrats support it, according to a survey of the candidates by The Advocate.The newspaper asked the question after Edwards’ Department of Health on Monday reported that 305,000 Louisiana residents have enrolled in Medicaid and are beginning to treatment for various maladies.
Over 100 patients, following a colonoscopy, underwent the removal of polyps, to eliminate a precursor to cancer. Treatment has begun for 160 adults who were diagnosed with diabetes, and 24 women are now getting treatment for breast cancer.

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Democrats in U.S. Senate race say expanding Medicaid good, even 'G-R-E-A-T'; Republicans strongly disagree – The Advocate