Gov. Edwards’ administration to speak on 20,000 eviction notices for nursing home residents

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Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration plans on Wednesday to discuss 20,000 eviction notices for nursing home residents that could result from the state’s budget shortfall. (Photo: Sarah Gamard)

Kaylee Poche and Devon Sanders

Top officials in Governor John Bel Edwards’ administration have scheduled a press conference for Wednesday to discuss 20,000 eviction notices that the Louisiana Department of Health plans to send on Thursday to nursing home residents across the state.

Health Commissioner Rebekah Gee and Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne will handle the press conference.

Over 37,000 individuals would no longer be eligible for Medicaid under the budget passed recently by the Louisiana House, and 20,000 of those would be forced out of nursing homes, according to Robert Johannessen, the Health Department’s communications director.

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