Her income as a New Orleans singer fluctuates with the tourist season, says Lisa Lynn Kotnik, and that's made health insurance too expensive in the past. Now that she has a Medicaid card, getting the health care and medicine she needs should be easier. Courtesy of Skip Bolen hide caption

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Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Brings Insurance To Many New Orleans Musicians

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A view inside the UpStairs Lounge after the fire that killed 32 people on June 25, 1973. Many of the victims were there for a meeting of the Metropolitan Community Church, an LGBT-affirmative church founded by the Rev. Troy Perry. Jack Thornell/AP hide caption

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Out Of Ashes, An Unwavering Resolve: 'That's The Legacy. We Never Ran Away'

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Jeff Hebert, who is leading New Orleans' efforts to adapt to rising sea levels, stands at the site of the future Mirabeau Water Garden, a federally funded project designed to absorb water in residential Gentilly. Tegan Wendland/WWNO hide caption

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Adapting To A More Extreme Climate, Coastal Cities Get Creative

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Sybil Morial has written a memoir about growing up in segregated New Orleans. /Courtesy John F. Blair hide caption

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'Witness To Change' Recounts Civil Rights Struggles Of New Orleans

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For Mardi Gras, Les Bon Temps Rouler In Mobile, Ala., Too

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Even A Broken Neck Couldn't Bury His Dream

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'A Confederacy Of Dunces Cookbook': A Classic Revisited In Recipes

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From 'Godot' To HBO, Wendell Pierce Says, Art Aided Post-Katrina Healing

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Palm trees bend and banners rip on Canal Street as Hurricane Katrina blows through New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005 — 10 years ago Saturday. Ted Jackson/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

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3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

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