Evaluation of health care delivery in Alabama would give high marks for Alabama’s care for children. News reports suggest that the effect of some proposed national legislation on health insurance coverage of children may decrease the number of eligible children now in ALL Kids.

The number of uninsured adults, particularly young adults, is cause for concern. With federal health care reform it will have to be determined if these gaps have been closed.

In comparing our state with other states, we see a high incidence of smokers and a high incidence of diabetes, obesity and heart deaths. Are there things the state could do to help in prevention of these problems?

Lack of access to health care in some areas of the state is a problem.

Hopefully this information can guide us in seeking ways to improve our state’s health care delivery systems.

Facts & Issues: Health Care in Alabama