This site provides the facts about the potential benefits of providing health coverage to thousands of Alabamians who don’t currently qualify through Medicaid. These individuals, about 300,000, are our neighbors, our coworkers and possibly our family members, 60 percent of whom are employed. More quick facts ...
Jobs & Economic Impact
The site also shows the tremendous economic benefit for businesses and for state government of the additional federal dollars that would come to the state as a result of the additional lives covered.
No Expansion of Benefits
The additional federal dollars will be used to insure more people, not add benefits to their coverage. The federal law that allows for the new coverage only requires states to offer a minimum benefit package, which Alabama is already doing. There is no mandate to expand benefits, and Alabama is not planning to do so.