The Alabama Senate Democratic Caucus will hold a public hearing Tuesday on what the expansion of Medicaid would mean for the state.
Democrats have made trying to convince Gov. Robert Bentley and other Republicans that expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act would not only be good for the people who would receive health care, but good for the state’s economy too.
The hearing is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Capitol Auditorium, 600 Dexter Ave., Montgomery.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers who said the expansion would have a $20 billion impact on the state in six years will speak, along with a doctor, pharmacist and nursing home representative.
Bentley has said that he will not expand Medicaid under its current structure, which cost the state $615 million this year.