Healthcare Archives - Walt Maddox For Governor


October 31, 2018

Walt’s Plan to Save Pre-existing Condition Coverage

Under Kay Ivey’s administration, the State of Alabama joined a lawsuit seeking to repeal the rules that require health insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions. This unconscionable action is directly against the best interests of the people of Alabama. The law that the Governor and Attorney General are attacking ended the common practice of insurance companies denying coverage or raising premiums for medical conditions that existed prior to the insurance taking effect. Conditions like heart […]
August 24, 2018

Updated Plan for Healthcare

This campaign has been as educational for me as it has been exciting. Many experts from all areas in healthcare have volunteered their knowledge and advice on how to improve our healthcare plan, and because there’s always more to be learned by listening than by talking, I have heard them, and I feel that it’s time to incorporate these great ideas into an updated plan. First, let me be clear that I fully stand by […]
May 13, 2018

Governor candidate Walt Maddox seeks lottery, Medicaid expansion

HUNTSVILLE — Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said Alabama has serious problems but that he sees only rhetoric coming out of Montgomery. “We have a state where we are about to leave the next generation worse off than the one we inherited. You look at where we are in every quality-of-life ranking. We are at or near the bottom. That needle has not moved in 45 years,” Maddox said in an interview with The Associated Press. […]
April 20, 2018

Walt Maddox focuses on health care, education in run for governor

Walt Maddox stood in an incident command center on April 27, 2011, watching a tornado destroy Tuscaloosa. As a native of the city, he felt horror at a destruction and loss of life he called “soul-crushing.” As the mayor of Tuscaloosa, he began thinking about the response. “You have those conflicting emotions, and then there was an eerie quietness,” Maddox said in an interview Wednesday. “The TV went out, and then everyone’s phone lit up […]
April 16, 2018

Plan for the Opioid Crisis

Like most states, Alabama has been hit hard with opioid abuse and addiction. Indeed, our state has the highest rate of prescription opioid use in the nation, and it’s well established that legitimate use of opioid medication is a leading cause of illicit opioid abuse. But opioids aren’t our only drug problem. Other prescription medications and illegal drugs like crystal meth and cocaine continue to plague our communities. As Governor, one of my first steps […]
April 16, 2018

Walt Maddox unveils plan to combat opioid crisis

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Monday unveiled his plan to combat Alabama’s opioid epidemic – a proposal that includes the creation of a cabinet-level official to oversee substance abuse issues. Maddox also said he would expand Medicaid to address the crisis. The Tuscaloosa mayor has said on the campaign trail that he would expand Medicaid through an executive order on “day one” of his administration. “The expansion will increase the availability of and access […]