Alabama loves paying welfare; but not to Alabamians

September 16, 2023

Al.Com: Alabama loves paying welfare; but not to Alabamians

A sick baby with a fever puts his arm on a woman's shoulder for comfort.
Source: David Prahl/Getty Images Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist John Archibald wrote about the way Alabama is quick to give large companies billions of dollars from residents, via economic development subsidies, but refuses to extend similar support to those same residents.

As Archibald wrote, some Alabama leaders claimed Medicaid was too expensive, so it turned down over $2 billion in federal money rather than pay $225 million to help get health care to 300,000 Alabamians.

According to Good Jobs First’s Subsidy Tracker database, companies have received nearly $5 billion from state residents.

Due to this,  a home health care provider, Health at Home, announced it’s leaving the state, taking nearly 800 jobs with them.

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