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Medicaid committee says divide Alabama program

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The governor's Medicaid Advisory Committee is recommending that Alabama's Medicaid program be divided into as many as 11 or 12 divisions across the state.

The CEO of Children's Hospital in Birmingham, Mike Warren, made the recommendation to the committee during a meeting Wednesday in Montgomery, and it was approved.

The chairman of the commission, state Health officer Don Williamson, says each division would manage its own program.

Committee members say the divisions reflect the different needs in various parts of the state.

Gov. Robert Bentley created the committee to look for better and more economical ways to manage the state's health care program for the poor.

Williamson says the committee will likely have one more meeting to complete the final wording of its recommendations, which are due by Jan. 31.

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