August 2016 Medicaid Funding News Conferences
From August 1 - 5, 2016, the Alabama Chapter, AAP, along with the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, VOICES for Alabama's Children, Children First Foundation, Alabama Arise, the Alabama Hospital Association and many other partners, conducted news conferences in five parts of the state to demonstrate the devastating impacts of Medicaid's August 1, 2016 cut to pediatricians, family physicians and other primary care providers. Below are some highlights.
Michael Ramsey, MD, FAAP, of Dothan; Beverly Jordan, MD, of Enterprise, and Vernon Johnson, CEO, Dale Medical Center, Ozark
Eric Tyler, MD, FAAP, of Alex City, Kim Owens, MD, of Valley, and Greg Nichols, Administrator, East Alabama Medical Center-Lanier
Wes Stubblefield, MD, FAAP, of Florence, Laura Satcher, MD, of Huntsville, and Dean Griffin, CEO of Lawrence Medical Center
Tracy Tindle, MD, FAAP, of Birmingham, Jarod Speer, MD, of Childersburg, and Tom Shufflebarger, COO of Children's of Alabama
Norma Mobley, MD, FAAP, of Mobile Pediatric Clinic, Allen Perkins, MD, of USA Family Medicine Residency Program, Jeff Brannon, CEO, Monroe County Hospital, and Jana Smallwood, parent advocate