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. For many of these residents, this would be their only opportunity to get health coverage. MORE>>
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A sample of that profile follows:
WHO ARE ALABAMA’S POOR?
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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