Alabama Medicaid

Doug Jones

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. Press Release “When I was elected, I promised the people of Alabama that I would put their interests first…

Pickens County Medical Center

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 like prison overcrowding, gas taxes, and toll roads…but now reality…

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 policies that pulled us out of the Great Depression also…

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 more businesses close or cut back, as more people lose…

Health Banknotes

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 spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a crisis that threatens the health…

AL Democrats Seek Medicaid Expansion

Written by Brent Wilson on March 12, 2020
Medical insurance cards on the calculator. Health care costs con

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…

Anthony Daniels State of the State Address

187 years ago, our ancestors looked up into the dark sky and witnessed a meteor shower that inspired family tales, song lyrics, and even license plates. That was the night that the stars fell on Alabama. Every Alabamian, regardless of their earthly-shackles of gender, race,…

On Thursday, September 19th, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-California), unveiled a sweeping new proposal to lower drug prices known as H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019. Speaker Pelosi remarked that the bill was “transformative” and “We do hope to…

Healthcare

This election season you’re going to hear a lot about rural healthcare and how to solve the ever-increasing crisis of access to healthcare in rural and poor parts of Alabama. It is a crisis that needs to be tackled head-on, however, most of the solutions…

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that she has released an extra, conditional state appropriation that when matched with federal dollars will provide a total of $78 million in extra payments to state hospitals for treating Medicaid beneficiaries. “I want to do everything I can…