While Governor Robert Bentley continues to stand firm against the expansion of Medicaid, the proponents of an expansion continue to insist that Alabama grow a […]
API examines Alabama’s Medicaid program in terms of patient use and care.
Medicaid expenditures have increased by over 50% in the last decade, now consuming over 33% of the strained State General Fund budget. Unlike the current fee-for-service […]
Medicaid costs continue to increase. In 2011, costs totalled $5,005,978,072. By utilizing commercial managed care the state could save an estimated $1 Billion dollars over […]
After the fiscal crises of the last several years, Alabama Medicaid is in dire need of structural reforms. The Alabama Medicaid Advisory Commission recently concluded […]
Alabama has seen a 25 percent increase in Medicaid enrollees since 2008. Currently, Medicaid in Alabama focuses on delivery of health care services rather than […]
API examines Alabama’s Medicaid budget’s growth.
In Alabama, Medicaid is the largest program providing medical and health-related services to the poor. Each dollar Alabama allocates to Medicaid attracts $2.78 in federal […]
Many Alabamians may be unaware that Medicaid is the second largest budget item for Alabama’s state government at $5.23 billion in combined state and federal […]
Despite the growing economic crisis surrounding Medicaid, politicians in Alabama recognize the potential political cost of taking up Medicaid reform. Unless market-based reforms are implemented, Alabama taxpayers will likely pay more for Medicaid coverage through higher state and federal taxes.