US Health and Human Services finds Alabama Medicaid put patient data at risk

October 6, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Medicaid has another problem with data security.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General recently released a report detailing Alabama Medicaid’s failure to “adequately secure its Medicaid Management data and Information System (MMIS).” It also failed to “implement specific controls over its MMIS data and information system” and failed “to provide sufficient oversight” to ensure its vendor maintained security.

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No federal funding for CHIP could cost more than 83,000 Alabama kids their health insurance

October 3, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

If the U.S. Congress can’t get to a deal on funding for the Child Health Insurance Program, more than 80,000 children in Alabama could be without health insurance as soon as next spring.

Congress last week failed to reauthorize funding for the program, which expired on Sept. 30 at the end of the 2017 Fiscal Year. And without that federal funding, Alabama’s “All Kids” Chip program could be exhausted by early next year.

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U.S. Senate forum on Thursday

July 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Christian Citizen Task Force (CCTF) will host a bipartisan U.S. Senate Forum on Thursday, July 6 at The Rock Family Worship Center at 2300 Memorial Pkwy SW in Huntsville, Alabama. There will be a short Meet & Greet event beginning at 6:00 PM. The Forum starts at 6:30 PM.

There will be a straw poll conducted.
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Fisher running for Senate

May 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, businessman Jason E. Fisher announced that he will be running as a Democratic Party Candidate for the United States Senate seat left vacant when Jeff Sessions was confirmed by the Senate as US Attorney General. Jason Fisher is the Vice President & Senior Consultant at Ruffalo Noel Levitz, a direct marketing company specializing in education-based philanthropy and enrollment management services. Mr. Fisher is a Democrat from Orange Beach.
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Make Alabama Great Again: Vote for You!

March 14, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The unemployment rate in Alabama is growing.

That’s right. Growing.

There continue to be more people looking for jobs than jobs being created. We have moved from a low of 6.1 percent unemployment a year ago to 6.3 last month.

At this rate, poor ol’ Gov. Robert Bentley is never going to get that salary he promised he wouldn’t take. And at this point, the guy could use it.
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With Trump’s inauguration, many Alabamians wonder what happens after Obamacare repeal

January 20, 2017

Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

OPELIKA, Ala.—In Opelika, Alabama, there is a small office, tucked away on the second floor of a law practice along the small town’s main street. There’s no sign on the front door indicating its placement, and most wouldn’t know it’s there.

The office belongs to Hannah Duncan, a recent graduate of Auburn University who works as a health care navigator for EnrollAlabama, an organization that helps sign low- and middle-income Alabamians up for health insurance coverage through the federal health insurance exchange set up by President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law.

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Alabamians wonder what happens after Obamacare is repealed

January 20, 2017

Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

OPELIKA — In Opelika, Alabama, there is a small office, tucked away on the second floor of a law practice along the small town’s main street. There’s no sign on the front door indicating its placement, and most wouldn’t know it’s there.

The office belongs to Hannah Duncan, a recent graduate of Auburn University who works as a health care navigator for EnrollAlabama, an organization that helps sign low- and middle-income Alabamians up for health insurance coverage through the federal health insurance exchange set up by President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law.

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Why I Strongly Support Trump

October 17, 2016

By Frances Taylor
President, Alabama Federation of Republican Women

As we race toward the conclusion of this presidential race, I am often asked my opinion of Donald Trump, especially in light of the revelation of a private conversation and the attacks from the left.

It is easy for me to discuss why I so strongly support him and his vision for a brighter future for America. His plan for America entails several key components that directly affect the prosperity and well-being of its citizens:
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Roby’s VA Accountability Bill Expected to Come to House Floor

February 9, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, February 8 U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R from Montgomery) announced that her bill, H.R. 3234, which she says will streamline improvements at failing VA medical centers will come to the House floor this week.  Roby said that this marks a major step forward in her mission to enhance accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs and improve services for veterans.

Congresswoman Roby said that she sponsored the bill after growing frustrated by the VA leadership’s lack of attention to the major problems at the Central Alabama VA, whose medical centers in Montgomery and Tuskegee were identified as being home to the worst delays in patient care nationwide.
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Roby Meets with Deputy VA Secretary Gibson

August 27, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congresswoman Martha Roby recently met with US Department of Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson, on the situation at the troubled Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System.

US Representative Martha Roby said in a statement afterwards, “I wanted to update you on the meeting I had with Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson. As you know, he was in town at my request for an update on progress at the Central Alabama VA.”
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