Doctors say it's very critical to expand Medicaid

Raulersons point to hospital closings

Alabama Arise, in partnership with D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital and Atmore Community Hospital, held a forum to discuss the importance of Medicaid Expansion in the state of Alabama Monday afternoon to fill in the gaps for the 220,000 people without coverage who fall into the gap of making too much money to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford insurance through the Marketplace coverage. The coverage gap is made up of veterans, working parents and low-wage workers. Alabama is one of 11 states which have not yet expanded Medicaid.

The coverage gap is made up of 53 percent of the employ...