Robert Bentley on Families & Children
Fund treatment for low-income children with Autism Spectrum
In 65 of Alabama's 67 counties we have a shortage of doctors; Alabama ranks 40th in the number of physicians per capita.. Last year we took action to stop rising rates of preventable and manageable disease, especially among, rural, low-income counties.
By expanding and increasing funding for loan-repayment programs for healthcare providers we have taken action to increase the number of doctors serving in the state's poorest counties.
Having practiced medicine for 35 years, and having seen the needs
of patients in some of the most impoverished areas of our state, I can tell you a good doctor in a small, rural community, changes a community and it saves lives.
We will increase funding for Alabama's low-income children and youth so they
may have access to home-based services and treatment of psychiatric, emotional and behavioral disorders. In addition, we will increase funding for treatment for Alabama's low-income children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Alabama Legislature
, Feb 7, 2016
Supports relief for families who cannot afford their houses
Record foreclosures and continued high unemployment are causes for concern for our state. Homeowners who have experienced a temporary loss of income can benefit
from short-term assistance to help bridge the gap until they have restored their income. This assistance is designed to help families stay in their homes until they can they find employment.
Source: Alabama 2010 gubernatorial press release #4425
, Dec 2, 2010
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