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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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Bradley Byrne: 2019 – A Year in Review

By Bradley Byrne on December 31, 2019 | Opinion

At this time last year, I predicted that the upcoming year with a Democrat majority in the House would be much different. While most activity in the House centered around efforts to impeach our President,…

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What the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 Would Mean for Alabama Families

By Dakota Layton on November 25, 2019

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

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How To Improve Alabama’s Rural Healthcare Options

By David Preston on October 28, 2019 | Opinion

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…

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Alabama Rural Hospitals To Benefit From New Medicare Reimbursement Formula

By David Preston on October 1, 2019

Starting Tuesday, October 1st, the federal government is changing the formula that it uses to reimburse hospitals and other medical providers for healthcare services provided to Medicare patients.

The change in the formula, known…

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13 Alabama Hospitals Have Closed Since 2010

By Brent Wilson on February 14, 2019

13 Alabama Hospitals have closed down since 2010 due to lack of funding, leaving many without close access to emergency healthcare. Here are the 13 Hospitals that have closed down in Alabama and the reasons…

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