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TikTok Controversy and the Push for Medicaid Reform

Josh and David open with a discussion of Gov. Kay Ivey’s controversial response to a single mother’s plea for help, which went viral on TikTok. They explore the miscommunication and the need for more compassionate governance.

Debbie Smith, campaign director of Cover Alabama at Alabama Arise, zooms in to discuss the formation and growth of Cover Alabama, now with 130 organizations advocating for Medicaid expansion. They cover the economic benefits of Medicaid expansion, the political resistance to it, and a call to action.

In the close, Josh and David delve into the rise of gun violence in Alabama, discussing the systemic issues and historical context leading to the current crisis. They also call out local politicians supporting former President Trump during his legal troubles, emphasizing the moral inconsistencies and urgent need for genuine reform.

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Music credits:

Music courtesy of Mr. Smith via the Free Music Archive. Visit Mr. Smith’s page here.

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