Alabama Healthcare News
Report: Medicaid Expansion Would Create 28,500 New Jobs in Alabama in its First Four Years
As an engine for job creation, Medicaid expansion in its first four years would create nearly 80% as many jobs as exist in Alabama’s automobile and auto parts manufacturing industries, an Alabama Arise analysis of…Continue To Article
Lack of health insurance heightened COVID-19’s impact on Alabama communities
Lack of health insurance coverage was a key factor in the spread and toll of COVID-19 in Alabama, according to a Families USA report, The Catastrophic Cost of Uninsurance, updated last…Continue To Article
Alabama Medical Professionals Call on Governor Kay Ivey to Expand Medicaid
More than 300 Alabama medical professionals released a joint letter Wednesday calling on Gov. Kay Ivey to expand Medicaid coverage immediately for adults with low incomes. The letter – signed by doctors, nurses, psychologists, dentists,…Continue To Article
Alabama Lt. Governor Tests Positive For COVID-19
Alabama’s Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth has released a statement confirming a positive test for COVID-19.
Ainsworth says he was tested after a member of his Sunday school church group “had acquired the…Continue To Article
Alabama State Senator Randy Price In ICU With COVID-19
This story is breaking and will be updated as more information is available.
Alabama State Senator Randy Price (R-Opelika) has been hospitalized at East Alabama Medical Center and currently in the ICU with…Continue To Article
AL Sen. Del Marsh Says He Wants More COVID-19 Cases In Order To Get Immunity From Virus
In an interview with a reporter for CBS42, Alabama State Senator President pro tempore Del Marsh (R-Anniston) commented on the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state saying, “I’m not as concerned as…Continue To Article
Gov. Ivey Breaks Silence On COVID-19, Says Very Little
Governor Kay Ivey broke her silence today with a tweet, stating that “COVID-19 is still a threat” and encouraging Alabamians to abide by the Safer At Home order that is in effect until July…Continue To Article
New COVID-19 Testing Program In Huntsville Offered By Synergy Wellness
The past few days for the United States of America have been very worrisome, to say the least. On May 20th, Tedros Adhanom-Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, announced that more…Continue To Article
A Drug UAB Helped Develop Will Now Be Used To Treat COVID-19 Patients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease. They note,…Continue To Article
AL Democratic Congressional Candidates Urge Lawmakers to Expand Medicaid
On Wednesday, Alabama Democratic Congressional candidates, Phyliss Harvey-Hall (AL-02), Dr. Adia Winfrey (AL-03), and Rick Neighbors (AL-04) issued a joint statement urging state lawmakers to expand Medicaid.
The candidates declared, “The accelerating…Continue To Article