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Looking Back on Tumultuous Year, 2016

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Connecting the Dots – By Glynn Wilson – What a year it has been. Whether you liked it and prospered or were horrified by some of the stories and events, it was a year to remember, even if many people would simply like to forget. To write…

Alabama Legislature Bends: Finds Last Minute Compromise to Save Medicaid

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – MONTGOMERY, Ala. — After all the pressure from the Watchdog Press, all the hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth by every special interest group all over the state and their favorite legislators convened to get what they want — and maybe in the…

A Prayer for Alabama Legislature: Bless Us With Disaster, Sweet Jesus

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – A prayer for the Alabama legislature as it reconvenes in a special session, following another special session that failed to find funding enough to allow the state’s Medicaid services to function at a level keeping the needy alive. Schemes…

Governor Bentley Calls Special Session For Lottery Vote

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — While the greatest political show on earth was going on live from Philedelphia on the Internet and most television news channels, with one of the greatest orators to ever occupy the Oval Office addressing the Democratic National Convention and…

Everything’s Connected: Alabama Medicaid and You

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Back bone connected to the shoulder bone, 
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, And that’s the way it goes — Dem Bones – By Pippa Abston, MD – You probably recognize that verse — you may have sung this…

Open Letter to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley – Please Fully Fund Medicaid

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Watch this short video with an exchange between watchdog reporter Glynn Wilson and state Senator Trip Pittman – The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MONTGOMERY, Ala. — This is an open letter to Alabama’s Republican Governor Robert Bentley asking him to please fully fund Medicaid.…

Right-to-Lifers Vote to Kill Children and Kidney Patients

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – The fetus is the new Jerusalem. Medieval crusaders fancied they were on a divine mission when they marched toward the Holy City to save it from the Muslim infestation. The sanctity of this quest gave them permission to do whatever…

HUGE Medicaid Crisis Looms in Alabama

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Critics Say More People Are Going to Die Needlessly Due to Legislative Inaction – Watch this shocking video to see what legislators are saying about the inevitability of many people dying due to the budget shortfall. – By Glynn Wilson – MONTGOMERY, Ala. — More sick babies,…

Concerned Citizens to Converge on Montgomery for Medicaid Hearing

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – A number of people from across Alabama have indicated they will converge on Montgomery Wednesday, April 20, when a joint committee of the House and Senate will hold a hearing on the problems of funding Medicaid in the state. After Governor Robert Bentley…

Why We Allow Big Pharma to Rip Us Off

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – According to a new federal database put online last week, pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million in speaking and consulting fees over a five-month period in 2013. Some doctors received over half a million dollars each, and others got…

Fake Medicaid or No Medicaid? Don’t Buy It

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Pippa Abston – MD, PhD, FAAP – Governor Bentley has persisted in failing to offer hope for the uninsured poor in Alabama, through a Medicaid Expansion or otherwise. Behind the scenes, various insiders are passing rumors not to worry — he really will do it ……