Alabama Healthcare News

Chris Bartlett and Wife Kristin Puckett Bartlett

“So with boldness of faith if you have the coronavirus or feel threatened by such, you are most welcome at Boaz Church of God Sunday morning at 10 AM where we will anoint the sick with oil and pray the prayer of faith over you!”…

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The vote was 363 in favor and 40 opposed. The bill was heavily supported by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and also by President Donald Trump. “From food security to paid family leave,…

A NASA Marshall Space Flight employee in Huntsville, AL, located in Madison County, has tested positive for the Coronavirus according to an email sent out from the Center Director, Jody Singer. Statement NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is moving into Stage 3 of our agency…

Alabama is one step closer to having access to medical marijuana. The Alabama Senate passed SB165 from Senator Tim Melson (R-Florence) with a vote of 22-11. The bill would be the strictest medical marijuana bill to be passed in the United States, requiring patients to…

AL Democrats Seek Medicaid Expansion

Written by Brent Wilson on March 12, 2020
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Today, Rep. Laura Hall (D-Huntsville) introduced a bill, HB448, to extend Medicaid coverage for new and expectant mothers for up to a year post-partum, while Rep. Mary Moore (D-Birmingham) introduced a bill, HB447, to fully expand Medicaid coverage. Rep. Neil Rafferty (D-Birmingham) introduced two resolutions…

Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced the formation of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force of cabinet and state agency officials, as well as disease specialists in an abundance of caution. The task force held its initial discussion Friday morning. “While there are no known cases…

Fears that Coronavirus patients from a Diamond Princess cruise ship would be quarantined in Anniston, AL have caused a stir in the small city east of Birmingham. According to a recent tweet from Richard Shelby, concerns from Anniston citizens and elected officials can be put…

Bradley Byrne

In a statement released on Thursday, GOP Congressman and Senate candidate, Bradley Byrne called for an immediate suspension of all U.S. travel to China until officials at the DHS, HHS, and State Department can verify that it is safe in light of the coronavirus outbreak….

Doug Jones

U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today introduced the United States Public Health Service Modernization Act of 2019. This bipartisan legislation would establish a Ready Reserve Corps within the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps to ensure vital health care…

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In a Monday press release, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama announced that they will be creating a pool of $250,000 to fund school initiatives that promote increased exercise in students and help children learn healthy nutritional habits. BCBS can award up to $10,000…