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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 2: A model of COVID-19, known as coronavirus, is seen ahead of testimony from Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), during a US Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the plan to research, manufacture and distribute a coronavirus vaccine, known as Operation Warp Speed, July 2, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

COVID hospitalizations in Alabama jumped in August

BY: - August 30, 2023

Alabama saw a sharp increase in COVID hospitalizations over the last month. The number of Alabamians admitted to a hospital due to COVID increased nearly 50% in just one week, from 216 weekly hospital admissions in the second week of August to 318 hospital admissions in the third week of August, according to Centers for […]

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Alabama hospitals pitch Medicaid expansion to House committee

BY: - March 22, 2023

Republicans in the Alabama Legislature have resisted Medicaid expansion for years.  But an Alabama House committee meeting Wednesday suggested some willingness to discuss the issue – even if a plan to do so wasn’t specifically mentioned. The House Health Committee held what Rep. Paul Lee, R-Dothan, the chair of the committee, called an educational meeting […]