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A medical bill stamped "Past Due" in large red letters.

Credit bureau CEOs face tough questions at Senate hearing; Democrats push to remove medical debt

BY: - April 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators grilled the executives of three major credit reporting bureaus Thursday on whether their practices are transparent and fair to consumers, with Democrats frequently pressing the CEOs to remove medical debt from the reports.   Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, chair of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, said all […]

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At Medicaid expansion rally, speakers describe struggles without insurance

BY: - March 21, 2023

One day last year, Jesse Odland, a 41-year-old from Huntsville, couldn’t walk out of work. He soon learned he had 45 to 50 pounds of fluid in his system. He could not put his shoes on. He was bedridden for about three months. He had no insurance. Odland said that when he or his family […]

Victims and their advocates organize protest at Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission.

Victims and advocates protest at Alabama victims compensation agency

BY: - February 27, 2023

Crime victims and advocates Friday held a protest in Montgomery on Friday, saying they were struggling to get timely compensation from the Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission. Faith In Action Alabama, a Birmingham-based organization that has been helping victims apply for aid, organized the protest. Muaath Al-Khattab, a community organizer with the Montgomery chapter of […]