health care

Alabama Doctors Wearing “Black Scrubs For Black Lives”

Two Alabama doctors have traded in the blue or  green scrubs that they’d normally wear around the hospital, for a pair of black scrubs. They are calling on other doctors to do the same, in the name of unity. Montgomery doctor Brian Richardson and Dr. Jeff Nix of Birmingham are calling the gesture “Black Scrubs for Black Lives”.  The pair…

Alabama Seeks Work Requirement on Some Medicaid Recipients

Alabama is seeking to put a work requirement on a small number of Medicaid recipients. Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said Thursday that the state will seek permission from the federal government to make the change to its Medicaid program. The proposal only impacts able-bodied parents of children under 19 who qualify for Medicaid because their family income is at or…

CBO: 14 Million People Could Lose Coverage Under GOP Health Bill

Nonpartisan analysts project that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama’s health care law. The estimate is a blow to Republicans. Monday’s estimate by the Congressional Budget Office says the number of uninsured would grow to 24 million by 2026. The projections give fuel to opponents who warn the measure…