Bama Covered at Glance
Bama Covered in the News:
WKRG CBS 5, Mobile: "Volunteers Helping to Sign up Revelers for Healthcare" By Peter Albrecht
WSFA NBC 12, Montgomery: "Help Available as Time Slips Away" By Bethany Wales
WSFA NBC 12, Montgomery: "Healthcare Option Health Seminar Coming up" By Tonya Terry
WSFA NBC 12, Montgomery: "Auburn Barbershop Helps Clients Sign up for Health Insurance" By Bethany Wales
WTVY CBS 4 Dothan: "The Alfred Saliba Center for Families Hosts Bama Covered" By Victoria Rosa
WBRC FOX 6 Birmingham: "Bama Covered Works to Help Alabamians to Sign up for Healthcare" By WBRC Staff
WBRC FOX 6 Birmingham: "Organizations Busy Helping Residents Apply for Health Insurance" By Alan Collins
WAFF NBC 48 Huntsville: "Navigators Help With Last-Minute Signups" By Charles Molineaux
WRBL CBS 3 Columbus (GA): "Phenix City Residents Receive Healthcare Assistance" By Christian Campbell
WHNT CBS 19 Huntsville: "Final Day for Enrollment" By Matt Kroschel
NPR's The Takeaway with John Hockenberry: "As Deadline Looms, Can Obama Get Young People to Enroll in the ACA?"
NPR/WBHM 90.3: "Student Group Helps Alabama Residents Sign Up for Health Insurance" By Greg Bass
Alabama Public Radio: "The Affordable Care Act: Getting Young People on Board" By Rich Robinson
The New York Times: "In Alabama, College Students Take on Challenge of Health Insurance Signup" By Mike Winerip
The Root "The Root Recognizes: Bama Covered Volunteer De'Von Cross Helps Uninsured Get to the Finish Line" By Diana Eromosele
AL.com: "Group Seeks to Recruit 1,000 Students" By Mike Oliver
Birmingham News: "The Sad State of the State's Health Care" By Professor Wayne Flynt
The Crimson White: "Bama Covered Educates Public on Healthcare" By Josh Mullins
AL.com: "Alabama Surprises with Enrollment as Army of Volunteers Gear up on Deadline" By Mike Oliver
The Daily Home: "Affordable Care Act Signups End March 31" By Bill Kimber
The Daily Home: "Super Day Helps More Than 100 Navigate Healthcare Enrollment" By Emily McLain
The Daily Home: "Last Chance for Health Insurance Help at CVMC Saturday" By Emily McLain
Bloomberg: "Late Surge May Signal Young, Healthy Signups" By Alex Wayne and Shannon Pettypiece
The Selma Times Journal: "Days Leading to Health Insurance Deadline are Busy" By Jay Sowers
AL.com: "A Last Pitch at Mobile Churches as Enrollment Deadline Nears" By Carol McPhail
AL.com: "Last Chance Alabama Events for Enrollment" By Mike Oliver
The Atmore Advance: "Group Offering Health Care Assistance" By Atmore Advance Staff
The Vanguard: "Bama Covered Looks for Volunteers" By Catherine Buttrey
Weld: "Helping Alabamians Get Health Insurance" By Hollie Parrish
The Flor-Ala "Healthcare Training Unites UNA Students with Shoals Community" By Kali Daniel
The Corner "Bama Covered: Keeping the Community Healthy" By Jamecia Crenshaw
- Healthcare is about people, not politics. Public health is not about national laws; it's about informed communities.
- Founded on the simple belief that every family should be able to know and understand its healthcare options, Bama Covered trains and mobilizes college students in Alabama to become reliable sources of information in their communities.
- We are strictly non-partisan, because we believe that in a rapidly changing healthcare landscape, people need objective resources to make a decision that is right for them.
How it Works:
- Sweet Home 'Bama is famous for its sense of community but infamous for its poor healthcare outcomes. Bama Covered empowers Alabama students to educate Alabama families about Alabama healthcare options.
- As of January 26, we have a presence on over one dozen four year campuses and two dozen four years campuses.
- Our goal is to empower 1,000 students around the state to have 100,000 conversations about healthcare options.
Bama Covered Facts:
- We are a non-partisan, grassroots, student-powered community education campaign.
- We are recognized as a non-profit by the state of Alabama.
- We have applied for 501(c)(3) status through the IRS.
- We were founded in December 2013.
- In 2012, 27,982 Alabamians filed for bankruptcy. The primary cause? Unpaid medical expenses.
- In 2012, 643,000 Alabamians were uninsured; 9% of them were children and 14% were disabled.
- An Alabama native, Josh Carpenter joined Teach for America Alabama in Perry County after graduating from UAB Magna Cum Laude in 2010 named Most Outstanding Undergraduate Business Student. He is now a Rhodes Scholar studying for a DPhil in politics at Oxford.
- A New York native, Daniel Liss joined the office of Mayor Bloomberg's chief policy advisor after graduating from Harvard Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude in 2011. He left his job as an investment banker in London to start Bama Covered.
“It is inspiring to see Bama Covered’s focused effort to get young people involved in educating those with basic health care needs and connecting the uninsured with the options available. This opportunity for participating in ‘Service Learning’ has the potential for transformational learning experiences for the volunteers and positive quality of life improvements for the individuals, families and communities that will be served.”
Dr. Neal Berte— President Emeritus, Birmingham Southern College
“I have spent my entire career in public health. In Alabama, I've learned that nothing is more important than community-driven solutions. Bama Covered is an exciting model to mobilize young people to bring about much-needed changes in the tone of conversation about healthcare. It has the potential to change lives, now and in the future”
Dr. Max Michael—Dean, UAB School of Public Health