Alabama needs Medicaid expansion

If good sense or compassion prevail, Alabama officials will embrace the option of expanding Medicaid.
Our state is one of the poorest in the nation. It includes 244,804 uninsured people who would benefit from the Medicaid expansion. Many of these people work, but at low-paying jobs that do not offer health insurance. Others have pre-existing conditions that prevent them from obtaining affordable insurance. Some are unemployed because they cannot obtain the medical treatment they need to hold down a job.
Access to health care is not like other welfare programs. There is no pleasure associated with going to a doctor; whether rich or poor, people go to a doctor when their health demands it.
The revenue sources built into the Affordable Care Act will provide needed access to health care for someone. Our elected officials should make sure that Alabamians are among those who benefit.

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Filed under Alabama politics, Health care, Obamacare, Poverty

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