healthcare

Hyundai Donates Over 20,000 Face Masks to Montgomery Area Healthcare Providers and Community

IMG_3051 IMG_3052 IMG_3054 IMG_3056 IMG_3060 IMG_3053 Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) has donated 20,000 face masks to the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), as well as 400 acrylic face shields to Montgomery area health care providers. HMMA donated 20,000 form-fitting, washable fabric face masks to the Montgomery County EMA for community distribution via the Montgomery city council and the…

Alabama Healthcare Volunteers Needed

As governors in some of the states hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak are calling on doctors and nurses from other states to help fill their desperate need for healthcare workers, Alabama is now calling on front-line volunteers too. As confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 1,800 over the weekend, The Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services (GOVS), also known as Alabama Serves, …

2020 Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg Visits Capital City

2020 presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg made a campaign stop Monday, joining Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and healthcare professionals to discuss maternal mortality rates. A 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control says 41 women in the Alabama died from pregnancy or child birth complications in 2017. Medical experts in Alabama and lawmakers in other states say they want changes…

Former Auburn Defensive Back, 9 other ex-NFL players charged with defrauding healthcare program

WASHINGTON (AP) – Ten former NFL players have been charged with defrauding the league’s healthcare benefit program. They include five who played on the Washington Redskins, including Clinton Portis and Carlos Rogers. Prosecutors allege the players targeted the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan, which was established as part of a collective bargaining agreement in 2006. It provides…

U.S. Rep Sewell: Medicaid Expansion Solution

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell says she and the only other Democrat in the Alabama Congressional Delegation—U.S. Senator Doug Jones—have introduced legislation to convince Republicans in the Alabama Legislature to support Medicaid expansion.     The Representative was in Montgomery for a health care round-table discussion about health care. She says  the state’s failure to expand Medicaid several years ago was…

Wellness Coalition Now Offers Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance Over the Phone

If you’re uninsured or under-insured, The Wellness Coalition in Montgomery wants to help. It’s offering a new free service to help you get the coverage you can afford. The organization can now help get you enrolled in an affordable health care plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace and Alabama Medicaid over the phone. More than a dozen employees were recently trained…

House Democratic Caucus Calls for Ensuring Access to Affordable Healthcare

Montgomery, Ala – Members of the Alabama House Democratic Caucus called for an effort to ensure access to affordable healthcare for all Alabamians during a press conference this afternoon. They also announced a resolution calling on Governor Kay Ivey to expand Medicaid. “We have seen -and continue to see- the enormous negative impact not expanding Medicaid has already had on…