The cost of Alabama’s Medicaid program has almost doubled in the last ten years and it is a struggle for find the money to keep it running. Governor Robert Bentley proposes that a statewide lottery to benefit Medicaid is the only way to get funds for the program.
The governor has stated he believes such a move would be supported by 70% of his people. However, polls show that people are more likely to support an education lottery than one which benefits the general fund; the only problem is that there is a lot of excess cash in the budget for education and it is Medicaid that is hurting.
Read more in http://yellowhammernews.com/politics-2/bentley-70-percent-of-alabamians-would-support-a-lottery-to-pay-for-medicaid-growth/
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