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Alabama Medicaid Expansion News & Articles

Source: Leighton Ku and Erin Brantley, The Economic and Employment Effects of Medicaid Expansion Under the American Rescue Plan (Commonwealth Fund, May 2021). <a href="https://doi.org/10.26099/x6zp-g424">https://doi.org/10.26099/x6zp-g424</a>

Report: Medicaid Expansion Would Create 28,500 New Jobs in Alabama in its First Four Years

By Cover Alabama Coalition on June 2, 2021

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…

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Lack of health insurance heightened COVID-19’s impact on Alabama communities

By Cover Alabama Coalition on April 29, 2021

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…

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Alabama Medical Professionals Call on Governor Kay Ivey to Expand Medicaid

By Cover Alabama Coalition on April 8, 2021

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,…

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Medicaid Expansion Is The Lifeline Alabama Needs Now

By Jada Shaffer on February 22, 2021 | Opinion

February is American Heart Month. During this month, we raise awareness of our nation’s number one killer – heart disease. Part of that awareness is urging our citizens to visit their primary care doctor and…

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Doug Jones Releases Statement After Tuberville’s Victory

By Brent Wilson on July 14, 2020

Doug Jones, the incumbent U.S. Senator in Alabama who will face Tommy Tuberville in the November election, released the following statement after Tuberville’s victory against Jeff Sessions.

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Pickens County Medical Center is the latest Alabama hospital to close due to lack of revenue.

Our Weaknesses Are Laid Bare

By Jeremy Jeffcoat on May 22, 2020 | Opinion

Our weaknesses are laid bare, Alabama. At times, there are passionate debates about what issues need to be addressed first in our state. We spend a great deal of time chasing our tails over issues…

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7 Progressive Priorities For The COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

By David Odom on May 7, 2020 | Opinion

If history is any guide, the way America chooses to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and respond to the economic crash will shape our country for decades to come. In the last century, the New Deal…

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Progressive Tax Changes Would Allow Alabama’s Budgets To Endure And Rebuild After COVID-19

By Carol Gundlach on May 2, 2020 | Opinion

Alabamians are living through hard times right now. Thousands of people are sick. Many more are scared or out of work. Uncertainty is everywhere amid a pandemic with no clear timetable or end game.

As…

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AL Democratic Congressional Candidates Urge Lawmakers to Expand Medicaid

By Dakota Layton on April 29, 2020

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…

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