Alabama Federal Funds

198,000 Alabama residents are eligible for federal funds to help pay for government mandated health insurance. That's according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report. It also shows about 30 percent of Alabama's population does not have coverage. 191,000 people fall into a coverage gap because Alabama is not expanding its medicaid program. The government will give households subsidies based on income to help off-set the cost of buying insurance under the Affordable Care Act.