WHAT IS COVER ALABAMA?
The organizations that make up the Cover Alabama Coalition are committed to ensuring that Alabama closes the coverage gap in a way that meets the needs of the thousands of Alabamians who would become eligible for Medicaid expansion coverage, while protecting the state’s 1 million current Medicaid members.
More than 60 percent of Alabamians support Medicaid expansion, according to a recent poll conducted by Cover Alabama. Right now, more than 220,000 residents are caught in the state’s health “coverage gap.” They earn too much to qualify for Medicaid and too little to afford private insurance.
“Governor Ivey has done an amazing job leading our state during this pandemic. However, the COVid-19 pandemic has shined a light on the vast health inequities in Alabama. We have the ability to correct this. But we, as physicians, cannot do it alone. Our patients – the citizens of Alabama – need better access to care and affordable coverage.”