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Cutting Medicaid in Alabama is a terrible idea

As a retired pharmacist and pharmacy educator, I am extremely troubled by the current issues regarding Alabama Medicaid and some of the proposals for addressing them.

A recent report from the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama sheds much-needed light on the fallacies of certain cost-saving proposals — specifically, the idea of balancing the Medicaid budget by cutting adults’ prescription-drug coverage.

Joseph O. “Joe” Dean Jr. is a retired pharmacist and former dean of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University. He lives in Hoover.