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Lawmakers are Waiting to Hear from You!

by Julie H. on Friday, May 10, 2013

For many Alabama residents with or at-risk for heart disease or stroke, access to health care coverage could mean the difference between life and death. Still, Governor Bentley has voiced his opposition to covering thousands more Alabamians through the current Medicaid program.

Luckily, Alabama lawmakers recently passed legislation restructuring the Medicaid program in our state, potentially addressing the Governor’s concerns and making expanded access to health care coverage a possibility for our friends and neighbors in need. Patients covered under Medicaid are much more likely to control their risk factors for heart disease and stroke than those who are uninsured, and thousands of Alabamians stand to benefit from expanded access to Medicaid. 

We’ve had several conversations with lawmakers and many of them are considering supporting Medicaid Expansion, but do you know what they told us? They’re simply waiting to hear from their constituents. Now is your time! Click here to let your lawmakers know you support increasing access to health care coverage for Alabamians.

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll send you You're the Cure alerts, asking you to email your lawmakers and the Governor on this very important issue. Let’s take this small window of opportunity and make it work for the thousands of Alabamians with or at-risk for CVD and stroke who desperately need access to quality health care. 

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