Alabama ranks WORST in healthcare compared to all other states.
Alabamians pay 3 times more on average for healthcare premiums.
Alabama is one of the worst states for heart disease rate.
ACCESS TO CARE
Alabama has is among the lowest in access to hospitals and care.
Alabama lost one hundred and eighty one hospital beds since 2015.
Seven Alabama rural hospitals have closed their doors.
SOURCE: McCann, Adam. “Best & Worst States for Health Care.” WalletHub, 2 Aug. 2021. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Rural Hospital Closures.” Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, December 9, 2021.
What Boyd Believes: All Alabamians – and all Americans – deserve access to affordable healthcare.
That is why Will Boyd will work hard every day as your United States Senator to: I BELIEVE every Alabamian deserves the best healthcare. As Alabama’s United States Senator, I WILL:
- Support expansion of medicaid in Alabama
- Support and introduce legislation that helps fill the healthcare/Medicaid coverage gap that exists for women in Alabama
- Support a health care program affordable to all
- Work to lower prescription drug costs in the United States
- Improve and protect Medicare and Medicaid
- Promote medical malpractice reform
- Support establishment of minimum nurse staffing ratios and prohibit “mandated overtime” in order to ensure safe patient care
- Work with the Offices of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to use the bargaining power of 40 million Medicare beneficiaries to negotiate better drug prices while also providing beneficiaries with an option to obtain drug coverage directly from Medicare rather than a private plan
- Support repeal of the 45 percent “trigger” which creates a fund warning and ultimately requires that cuts be made to Medicare as well as unfairly place the burden of Medicare on working people in lower income brackets
- Repeal the income test for Medicare Part B premiums as such income testing undermines the principal of social security as seniors have already paid into Medicare based on their payroll taxes and should not be subjected to increasing premiums
- Protect Social Security’s guaranteed benefits while also promoting individual investment accounts
- Oppose privatization of Social Security (I believe benefits should continue to be governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 which protects the rights of employment benefit plan recipients and their beneficiaries.)
- Secure funding for organizations that provide healthcare for women even as some seek to defund them and misinform citizens about their missions and organizing activities