Medicaid Expansion in Alabama: Health Insurance for Working Individuals and Families [FAMILIES USA, July 2014]

Alabama lawmakers have an opportunity to accept federal funds to increase access to affordable health coverage for low-income residents. Taking that opportunity would mean nearly 342,000 uninsured Alabamians would gain access to affordable health insurance.[1] For many of these residents, this would be their only opportunity to get health coverage.[2] MORE>>

Alabama Appleseed launches Predatory Lending Project 

The Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice have compiled alternative options to payday loans for every county in Alabama. Please click HERE to find your county and to learn how you can avoid taking a payday lending.

Read JSRI’s complete 2009 profile of poverty and inequality in the State of Alabama »

A sample of that profile follows:

240,518 are children (21.7% of kids)
74,185 are elders (12.1% of seniors)
398,132 are adults 18-64 (14.1 % of adults)
308,711 are in female-headed families (36.4% of such families)

Looked at another way:
296,934 males are poor (13.6 % males)
415,901 females are poor (17.7 % of females)
354,197 whites are poor (11 % of whites)
324,921 blacks are poor (27.8 % of blacks)
37,032 Hispanics are poor (29.1% of Hispanics)
27,912 immigrants are poor (21.6 % of foreign-born)

Fr. Ted Arroyo, SJ, is the lead JSRI liaison to Alabama groups, assisted by other staff as appropriate.

On November 15, 2011, Fr. Ted Arroyo, SJ, discussed Alabama's recent anti-immigrant law, considered one of the strictest in the U.S., with National Jesuit News. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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