NAACP Plans Capitol rally for healthcare

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)
— The Alabama NAACP is planning a rally Saturday at the Capitol in
Montgomery to show its support for the Affordable Care Act.

Organizers
say the rally is also to express concern about Gov. Robert Bentley not
using the law to expand Medicaid coverage in Alabama.

Bentley said
Tuesday he respects the work done by the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People. But he said he doesn't like the
Affordable Care Act, and Medicaid under its current structure is
unworkable. He said not expanding Alabama's Medicaid program is a way he
can send a message to Washington that Medicaid needs changes. He said
that includes more discretion for states in how to operate the health
care program.

The NAACP rally starts at noon Saturday.

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