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 […]
Medicaid News & Articles
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 […]
U.S. Senator Doug Jones’ re-election campaign has kicked off a statewide “Road to Ready” tour to hear from Alabamians across the state, train volunteers and engage with voters on issues that matter most to them ahead of 2020. The “Road to Ready” events are held […]
According to numbers released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau, around 32,000 more Alabamians were uninsured in 2018 than 2017 and the state’s 10-percent uninsured rate is more than a percentage point higher than the national average. For his part, Jim Carnes, Policy Director for […]
Regardless of partisan affiliation, Alabama voters have got to abstain from their toxic addiction to identity politics and work together to address the real problems that are facing the state.
The 2019 Alabama Legislative Session was one of the most controversial sessions in Alabama history so let’s look at what all was accomplished and what was left on the table this year. What Passed A lot of bills saw their way to the Governor’s desk […]
Alabama’s revenue problem isn’t new. We’ve been doing nothing about it for over a decade. Each time a sensible reform or creative solution is proposed, it’s killed by right-wing hardliners.
Alabama Republicans should take a long, hard look at this ranking because it’s their report card. They can’t blame Democrats for their incompetence or inability to solve problems.
Medicaid expansion shouldn’t be a politically polarizing issue when it’s clear that our current path is unsustainable…