Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has sued over the Affordable Care Act, opposed the Obama administration on environmental regulations and filed court briefs in several cases involving federal policy.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says he goes to work every day and thinks of a way to sue the Obama administration.
Al.com reports that Strange made the comment in a speech to the Republican Women of Huntsville. He told the group Tuesday that part of his oath of office compelled him in that pursuit. He described it as a full-time job that's the best job in Alabama politics. Strange has sued over the Affordable Care Act, opposed the Obama administration on environmental regulations and filed court briefs in several cases involving federal policy.
A Catholic broadcaster is asking for a Supreme Court injunction as it pursues a lawsuit against requiring employers to include contraception in their health care coverage.
A federal judge dismissed the suit filed by the Eternal Word Television Network on June 18. The network is planning an appeal, but says it needs a Supreme Court injunction before a July 1 deadline for complying with the national health care law.
All year long, Alabama Public Radio is collaborating with A-L-dot-com on the Affordable Care Act. The federal deadline to sign-up for health insurance is now well in the rear view mirror and you find yourself without health care. You don’t receive insurance from your employer. You don’t qualify for Medicaid, and you didn’t sign up in the federal marketplace during the open-enrollment. The Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate says that Americans have to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty.
All year long on Alabama Public Radio, we’re collaborating with AL.com to examine the Affordable Care Act. When it comes to healthcare, Alabama has its problems. So does the commonwealth of Kentucky. The difference is, the Bluegrass state is going about it differently and they seem to be getting results.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that nearly 98,000 people in Alabama selected a plan in the federally operated health insurance marketplace.
The report released Thursday says about 58 percent were women. The biggest age group was those 18 to 34, who made up 31 percent of the people who selected a plan. The next biggest age group was 55 to 64, with 25 percent of the plan selections.
More women and people between ages 18 to 34 enrolled in Alabama plans than the national average.
Hundreds of Alabamians are rushing to meet the Monday night deadline to sign up for health insurance under the federal health care law.
The student-led group Bama Covered had a large crowd turn out Sunday for an event in Birmingham. Co-founder Josh Carpenter says they helped about 100 enroll. He says many others wanted to sign up, but they were in the gap where they make too much to get Medicaid coverage but they don't make enough to qualify for the tax breaks in the health insurance program.
Monday is the last day for the uninsured to start signing up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Anyone who hasn’t at least started the process of signing up by then will have no other way of doing so until November and will face a penalty. Bill Corr is Deputy Secretary with the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Bill Corr: “It’s important for people to sign up by then. If they don’t, it’ll be November before they have another enrollment period. If you signed up next November, you’d have insurance starting in January.”
The deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is Monday. All this week, and for the rest of the year, Alabama Public Radio is partnering with AL.Com to bring you stories on how Alabamians are coping with the changes. One issue that’s having an immediate impact is the so-called Medicaid gap. The authors of the Affordable Care Act had intended for low-income people to get covered under expanded Medicaid. But when the U.S.
Nearly 44,000 Alabamians have used the federal health care law to sign up for insurance through Alabama's federally operated insurance exchange.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that 18,024 Alabamians signed up in January. The sign-ups began in October with 624, grew to 2,824 by the end of November and increased to 25,839 in December. They grew to 43,863 by the end of January.
Gov. Robert Bentley says his disagreement with state pension fund Chief David Bronner over expanding the state Medicaid program had nothing to do with new controls being placed on Bronner's investment authority.
Bentley says one of his appointees to a Retirement Systems board came up with a resolution requiring the board's investment committee to approve Bronner's investments. Bentley said Tuesday that he didn't know about the resolution until after it happened, but he supports the oversight.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding more than $3.5 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health care centers in Alabama.
Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday that the funding will help expand the delivery of health care services in the state, which is expected to impact more than 20,700 Alabamians. Officials say the funding is expected to support five health care centers in Alabama.