Our state simply can’t afford any more Medicaid cuts. Alabama’s Medicaid program is essential, and it has already been cut to the bone. More than 1 million people — or one in five Alabamians — have Medicaid coverage, and almost all of them are children, seniors, pregnant women, or people with disabilities. Medicaid covers thousands of people in every Alabama county, and cuts like the federal funding cap that Congress is considering would be devastating for low-income Alabamians and rural communities across the state.
This fact sheet explains who is covered under Alabama’s barebones Medicaid program, how Medicaid cuts would hurt vulnerable Alabamians and how slashing Medicaid would deal a serious blow to local economies and the health care infrastructure that benefits our entire state.