Medicaid expansion

Arkansas

Arkansas governor authorizes committee, strategic plan aimed at bolstering maternal health • Arkansas Advocate

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday announced a campaign aimed at improving maternal health in Arkansas. At a morning press conference, Sanders signed an executive order creating a committee, which includes some cabinet officials, that will formulate a “comprehensive statewide strategic health plan.” One of the goals of the plan will be to connect more […]

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Alabama

Changing their tune: Republican Southern lawmakers hint at expanding healthcare coverage | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Three Southern state legislative leaders appear open to expanding health coverage to low-income residents in changes from previous rhetoric. House speakers from Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama said Republican lawmakers are looking into the expansion concept, which could result in nearly 500,000 people getting insurance in all three states combined, according to the think tank KFF. […]

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Alabama

State Republicans warm to Medicaid expansion | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

A few of the remaining states that have not expanded Medicaid appear poised to take another run at it next year. A change of heart by some lawmakers in these GOP-controlled states signals support is growing in favor of expanding eligibility for Medicaid, the federal and state program that helps with healthcare costs for some […]

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Alabama

Alabama organizations gather in Birmingham pleading with Gov. Ivey and lawmakers to expand Medicaid | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – Organizations from all over Alabama met in Birmingham on September 8, pleading with the governor and lawmakers to expand Medicaid. Alabama is one of 12 states that has not expanded Medicaid and these organizations said the money to fund the program is on the table, so they can’t understand why the […]

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