April 5, 2021

State of Alabama
Press Release: Medicaid

Annual Public Forum set for Input on Progress of Alabama Medicaid Plan First Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver

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Providers, recipients and other interested individuals will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the progress of the Alabama Medicaid Plan First Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver during a May public forum in Montgomery.

Comments will be taken during an open forum on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 1:00 p.m., in the Agency’s 2nd Floor Auditorium at 501 Dexter Avenue.

The forum is a requirement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver under which the Plan First program operates. The waiver was originally approved in 2000 and was renewed by CMS on November 27, 2017. The current waiver will expire on September 30, 2022.

The goal of the Plan First program is to reduce unintended pregnancies and improve the well-being of Alabama’s children and families by extending Medicaid eligibility for family planning services to eligible women and men.

A copy of the approved Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Extension Application and other information about Plan First may be found on the Alabama Medicaid website at

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