Since 1994, Kimble Forrister has worked as the executive director for Alabama-based Arise Citizens’ Policy Project, a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of 150 congregations and organizations that promotes public policies to improve the lives of low-income people. Listen to his thoughts about what issues need to be addressed in his state in 2016.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is thinking about expanding Medicaid health coverage in the state. The denial of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act remains an issue for more than 3 million Americans, especially in the Deep South.