This is Part 3 of API’s 3-part “Budget Basics” series, exploring Alabama’s budget system, the current fiscal climate and related challenges, and the implications […]
Our leaders must continue to develop and experiment with alternatives that deliver Alabama solutions for Alabama problems.
As the largest line item in the State’s General Fund Budget, Medicaid should also command most of the Alabama Legislature’s attention. State leaders must find […]
Over the last several months, liberal politicians, members of the media, hospitals and even the head of Alabama’s retirement system have renewed their calls for […]
Policy Priorities for Alabama is a handbook compiled specifically for each legislative session as a research and education guide on the issues facing our state.
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 […]