Alabama's Uninsured 750,000 Citizens Can't Wait!
  • Petitioned Govenor Bentley

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The Alabama Govenor's Office
Govenor Bentley

Alabama's Uninsured 750,000 Citizens Can't Wait!

    1. Cheryl Moyer
    2. Petition by

      Cheryl Moyer

      Montgomery, AL

The exchange is an requirement by federal law for every state that would create a consumer friendly exchange to help uninsured Alabamians and small businesses:
1. Compare health insurance plans that meet quality standards
2. Enroll in coverage that is right for them
3. Get tax credits ( on a sliding scale by income or payroll ) to lower premium costs.
The 2012 Legislature considered, but did not pass a bill to set up our state exchange, which Bentley said he would veto. Although we have until Jan. 1st, 2014 to comply with the federal law, while we are waiting: over 750,000 Alabamians have no health insurance, including over 100,000 children, with thousands more citizens underinsured.
Alabama can not afford to wait two more years!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Alabama Govenor Would Cut Children's Health Care Before Raising Taxes

      Cheryl Moyer
      Petition Organizer

      The state faces a $400 million deficit, and Williamson said cutting 15,800 children from the program would save the state $8.5 million. But meanwhile, the state House narrowly passed the governor’s economic plan that would increase tax breaks for businesses.

    3. Alabama cuts pay to doctors and dentists by 10% and glasses!

      Cheryl Moyer
      Petition Organizer

      To help balance their budgets, 13 states are cutting Medicaid either by lowering fees paid to medical providers, reducing benefits, or tightening eligibility for the health insurance program for the poor and disabled. Most changes went into effect July 1, though some take effect later this year and some are pending federal approval. Kaiser Health News surveyed the 50 state Medicaid programs:

    4. Reached 10 signatures
    5. ALABAMA HEALTH INSURANCE COMMISSION REPORT - Nov. 2011

      Cheryl Moyer
      Petition Organizer

      In summary, the Study Commission made the following recommendations pertaining to the establishment of the Alabama Health Insurance Marketplace:
       That the State of Alabama should establish its own Exchange
       That the Alabama Exchange use a free market facilitator model
       That the State establish one administrative entity to oversee both the small business and individual Exchanges
       That the State’s Exchange be called the Alabama Health Insurance Marketplace
       That the State should establish a new quasi-public authority to operate its Exchange
       That the following representatives should be considered for inclusion as voting or advisory members on the Board:
       Alabama Department of Insurance
       Alabama Medicaid Agency
       Alabama Department of Public Health
       Non-profit insurer
       For-profit insurer
       Providers
       Insurance brokers and individual agents
       Small business
       Large business
       Legislators
       Consumers

      Note: This report makes our case for us!

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Leigh Dasinger MILLBROOK, AL
      • 8 months ago

      My children are approaching an age where I will no longer be able to insure them on my healthcare plan. Mys sister has had a stroke and can no longer work for a living and will have to wait 2 years to gain Medicare coverage. These are all working people, not "welfare queens". It is largely believed that your refusal to get on board is more about politics and showing your outrage with the President than anything else and that is not what you were elected to do. Is this to be your legacy?

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    • Mona Lynn LOCUST FORK, AL
      • 11 months ago

      I make less than 10,000 year and have a disabled husband. I have medical issues that take me out of work and cant even walk for 2 to 4 weeks at a time. I need the help. I need Medicaid!

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    • Jimmy Roberts ARKADELPHIA, AR
      • 12 months ago

      Healthcare should be a human right. Alabama is wicked, mean, and cruel to deny their own poor people healthcare.

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    • Donald Parker SLIDELL, LA
      • about 1 year ago

      This is America! All citizens deserve health care.

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    • Elmyra Jackson ANNISTON, AL
      • about 1 year ago

      Because there is no reason every person should not have access to affordable healthcare!!

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