The Alabama Legislature enacted HB 48 in the 2018 legislative term, which provides that any entities added to the Local Government Health Insurance Program, which were not identified as employer participants eligible for participation prior to such date, shall be treated as separate entities and their premiums are established independently.
2020 Legislative Session: 2/4/2020 - 5/19/2020 (2020 term). *Current session bill updates are ongoing. Check back weekly for updates.
FY 2020 BUDGETAlabama’s fiscal year runs from October 1 and ends on September 30 of the following year. To view Alabama’s most recent FY 2020 Budget proposal, click here.
REGULATION & ENFORCEMENT
- FTC Review of Community Health Systems / Health Management Associates Merger: In April 2014, the Federal Trade Commission issued its final order in connection with Community Health Systems, Inc.’s proposed $7.6 billion acquisition of rival health system Health Management Associates, Inc. The FTC required Community Health Systems, one of the nation’s largest hospital operators, to divest hospitals and related assets, including outpatient facilities, in Alabama and South Carolina as a condition of the acquisition. Prior to issuing the order, in March 2015, the FTC approved CHS’s sale of a Gadsen hospital in accordance with its order. Find the FTC case summary and related documents here.