Birmingham Business Journal: We can’t wait another decade: It’s time for Alabama to expand Medicaid
“A new Medicaid expansion deal is now on the table, and it is even better financially than before,” Arise’s Robyn Hyden writes in the Birmingham Business Journal. “Alabama could more than afford to provide coverage for those 300,000 friends and neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet and pay for health care.”
AL.com: Student loan forgiveness: ‘Huge’ relief for Alabama students struggling to repay debt, finish school
Alabama’s decades of underfunding higher education “made it harder for people to enroll and graduate,” Arise’s Chris Sanders tells AL.com. “It also worsened racial and economic inequality.”
Opelika Observer: Inflation Reduction Act will make Alabama a healthier state
The Inflation Reduction Act “will make health coverage more affordable for hundreds of thousands of Alabamians and millions of Americans,” Arise’s Robyn Hyden writes in the Opelika Observer. “It will improve air quality by investing in clean energy and reducing emissions that fuel climate change. And it will pay for these investments by closing tax loopholes that subsidize profitable corporations and wealthy households.”
The Just Trust: The Just Trust announces first grant recipients for State by State Campaign
We’re excited that Arise is one of The Just Trust’s new partners in working to build a more equitable and humane criminal justice system in Alabama and beyond. Check out the news release to learn more.