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Alabama Arise pushes for Medicaid expansion

(WIAT) -- The organization says Medicaid expansion would save lives, create jobs and stabilize rural hospitals. See their curated fact sheet by clicking here.      

Lawmakers in Montgomery have rejected Medicaid expansion, but this year Alabama Arise says lawmakers are at least listening to their concerns. 

Robyn Hyden of Alabama Arise said, "We're really excited about the new lawmakers in town and some of our longtime statesman who understand the pressures that our state healthcare system is under and the opportunities that our state has to invest."

A 2012 UAB study estimated expansion would cover 300,000 Alabamians.
 


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