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President Obama will be making a pit-stop in the Baton Rouge area on Thursday, Jan. 14. just three days after Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards takes office, marking the president’s 10th trip to the state since taking office in 2008.
Obama, who steered clear of the Louisiana governor’s race, even though Edwards said during the campaign that he voted for Obama twice and would vote for him again, is likely to discuss how excited he is for a Democrat to be running the red state of Louisiana.
Since Edwards has avidly vowed to expand Medicaid across the state, the White House said Obama will highlight Edwards’ plan to expand Medicaid which will give free healthcare to approximately 193,000 Louisiana residents.
Among other issues, Obama will discuss the millions in federal grants which the state has received to ramp up pre-school development programs.