The race for Governor in Alabama has been boiled down to three issues:
- Governor Kay Ivey’s claim she steadied the ship of state
- Democrat challenger Walt Maddox whining about not being able to secure a debate
- Maddox wanting to expand Medicaid without a serious plan for doing so
Republicans in Alabama have been steadfastly against the Medicaid expansion proposal because it will require an additional outlay of up to $200 million dollars. The infusion of federal dollars that would come after an expansion has been sighted numerous times, by numerous Democrats running for statewide office. The flawed argument is that the program will pay for itself.