Former APR student reporter Steve Hecmanczuk cover stories for the newsroom ranging from the "Red Crescent Clinic," the 54th annual "Bridge Crossing Jubilee" in Selma, to the Alabama "100 Mile Challenge."
Finding affordable healthcare in Alabama is an ongoing problem. The Alabama Department of Public Health says 800,000 Alabamians can’t afford health insurance. That includes 80,000 children. The state adds medical debt from unpaid hospital bills is a leading cause of bankruptcy.