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 […]
August 1, 2018

Walt Maddox rallies supporters in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Three months until the General Election and the candidates for governor are starting to make their presence known on the campaign trail. The democratic nominee Walt Maddox was in North Alabama tonight, visiting his campaign headquarters in the Rocket City. The Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox greeted dozens of supporters Wednesday evening. “Together we are going to pass the Alabama education lottery,” said Maddox. He focused on issues like education, healthcare, […]
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 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 […]
January 10, 2018

State of the State Response from Walt Maddox

Last night Governor Kay Ivey gave her State of the State address. The picture she painted of our state was fiction. The ship of state is not steady. Here’s the REAL State of the State. Across Alabama rural hospitals are closing. Alabama’s health ranking is 47th in the nation, and 50th in premature births. Roads and bridges are crumbling. In Alabama, more than 20% of our bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Our education […]