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Social media campaign started to advocate state Medicaid support

Alabama State House teaser

The Alabama State House in Montgomery.

Advocacy groups for children and the poor started a social media campaign Tuesday to raise public opposition to pending cuts to the state’s Medicaid program.

The goal of the #IamMedicaid campaign, launched by nonprofits Alabama Arise and Alabama Children First, is to give a voice to people whom the cuts would affect. Representatives from the nonprofits say they hope the campaign will raise enough support to sway the Alabama Legislature to reconsider the recently passed 2017 budget and fully fund Medicaid.

Staff writer Patrick McCreless: 256-235-3561. On Twitter @PMcCreless_Star.