First 7,000 Alabama children will lose health coverage beginning New Year’s Day

December 21, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Thousands of children could lose their health insurance beginning New Year’s Day, and tens of thousands more are set to lose their coverage Feb. 1 if Congress doesn’t approve funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Up to 7,000 children enrolled in ALL Kids — one part of Alabama’s CHIP program — will be kicked off their plans come January, according to a Kaiser Health News report. The 7,000 children are among those who would typically renew their annual coverage in January.

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The shape of things to come?

December 26, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Several decisions over the next few weeks and months could significantly affect Alabama’s future for generations. Among these are, the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions’ replacement, the Special Supreme Court’s ruling in Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal and the findings of the Montgomery Grand Jury concerning Governor Robert Bentley.

Bentley is publicly holding casting-calls to find Sessions’ replacement upon his confirmation as US Attorney General. From a novice State representative to Chief Justice Moore himself, Bentley is parading potential candidates around like beauty pageant contestants. Each day the press publishes an ever-expanding list of hopeful nominees. It seems more like a charade than a selection process. Identifying the next junior Senator from Alabama is serious business, with little in common with the spectacle it now seems to have become. Perhaps, Bentley is using the Senate interviews to line up support for the billion dollar prison bill he plans to push in a special legislative session. Perhaps it is simply to hide his real intentions. With this Governor, the only thing you know for sure is that you don’t know.
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