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Where do Alabama’s U.S. Senate candidates stand on health care?

Health care has been a minor part of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama dominated in large part by President Donald Trump. But the person who takes the oath of office next January will represent a state with many challenges on that front. The endemic poverty that has gripped the state since its founding drives most of Alabama’s health challenges. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation , a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit that studies health care issues, life expectancy in Alabama is 75.5 years, compared to 78.7 for the United States as a whole. The state’s rate of death from […]

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