Residents: Medicaid Access in Alabama Needs to be Preserved

"A shortfall of $85 million to support Medicaid in Alabama next year could leave hundreds of thousands of residents – primarily seniors, people with disabilities and kids – without access to health care, and grassroots advocates are taking steps to make sure state lawmakers are aware of how cuts would affect people. 

Advocates with Alabama Arise and Alabama Children First have launched the #IamMedicaid campaign online and on social media to draw attention to the faces and voices of the estimated 1 million state residents covered by Medicaid. Half of those 1 million residents are kids, advocates said, who also estimate that hundreds of thousands of residents would be hurt by cuts."

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