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‘I’m walking this tightrope that could disappear at any moment’

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last March, one Huntsville small-business owner’s life started to take a very different shape. “If I told you, you wouldn’t even believe me,” said Cortney Brown, a licensed massage therapist who owns PANACEA: Feng Shui & Medical Massage in Huntsville. Forced to close her studio for three months, Cortney had [...]
Issues
Health, Coronavirus, Medicaid Expansion
Date
February 4, 2021
Author
Whit Sides
Personal Stories

‘Everything is fine, until it isn’t’

[caption id="attachment_4788" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Elizabeth works at a sewing machine in the family's home. (Photo courtesy of Geoff)[/caption] Part 1: A hard winter ahead Winter has been a long time coming for Geoff* and his wife, Elizabeth*. He didn’t think he could actually feel more anxious than he had since March, when he and his [...]
Issues
Coronavirus, Medicaid Expansion
Date
December 18, 2020
Author
Whit Sides
Personal Stories

Cover Alabama Conversations: Alabama Arise’s Jim Carnes

Alabama Arise's Sherrel Wheeler Stewart talks to Arise policy director Jim Carnes about how Medicaid expansion would save lives and reduce suffering for hundreds of thousands of adults with low incomes across Alabama. They also discuss how expansion would help the state combat the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild in its aftermath. Listen to the full [...]
Issue
Medicaid Expansion
Date
May 11, 2020
Author
Sherrel Wheeler Stewart