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April 16, 2018

Walt Maddox unveils plan to tackle Alabama’s growing opioid crisis

Tuscaloosa mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Monday unveiled his plan to tackle growing Alabama’s opioid epidemic. “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,” explained Maddox. In an […]
April 10, 2018

Walt Maddox announces mental health policy plan

Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Monday released his policy plan to address mental health issues in Alabama if elected Governor. Maddox’s plan focuses on improving mental health through Medicaid expansion. “Nationwide, almost one-third of persons who receive health insurance coverage through Medicaid expansion have a mental disorder, a substance abuse disorder, or both,” said Maddox. “People who are uninsured have a higher prevalence of mental health conditions than the overall population, […]
April 9, 2018

Improving Mental Health

If we go back in history, to the era of pioneers like Peter Bryce, Senator Lister Hill, and J. T. Searcy, Alabama was once a world leader in mental health services. But despite our bright past, our current mental health system is in crisis. Alabama has betrayed its own legacy of effective and compassionate mental health treatment by continually underfunding mental health services, relying on jails and prisons to house the severely mentally ill, and […]
April 3, 2018

Walt Maddox announces health care plan including Medicaid expansion, work requirement

With escalating premiums and deductibles continuing to plague many Alabamians, health care continues to be a hot topic across the Yellowhammer State, which is why Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Tuesday announced a health care plan he would implement if elected Governor. “As Governor, I will immediately move to expand Medicaid, accepting the offer of federal funds for pennies on the dollar, free money that Alabama has inexplicably and inexcusably refused,” […]
April 3, 2018

Healthcare Plan for Alabama

As Governor, I will immediately move to expand Medicaid, accepting the offer of federal funds for pennies on the dollar, free money that Alabama has inexplicably and inexcusably refused. These billions of additional dollars will have multiple short and long-term benefits that will save our rural hospitals from further devastating closures and hopefully allow some that have already closed to reopen; provide more and better services to children, the elderly, the disabled, and hardworking people […]