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DO YOU LIVE IN HOUSE DISTRICT 57?
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MERIKA COLEMAN HOSPITAL BILL SIGNED INTO LAW
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LISTEN: Merika's Personal Healthcare Story

Merika Coleman sponsored legislation that passed, requiring hospitals to make available to patients written information regarding its financial assistance policies. The bill will go into effect October 1, 2009 and will require that each hospital bill or other summary of charges to a patient include a statement that a patient who meets certain income criteria may qualify for assistance. Hospitals will also be required to conspicuously post a sign in the admission and registration areas with the following notice:

"You may be eligible for financial assistance under the terms and conditions the hospital offers to qualified patients. For additional information, contact the hospital financial assistance representative." 


HOSPITAL STAFF THANKS MERIKA COLEMAN FOR THE NEW LAW
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 On Saturday, June 13, the employees of Cooper Green Mercy Hospital presented Merika Coleman with a proclamation in recognition of the passage of legislation she sponsored to allow the hospital to keep the revenue it generates.

The bill was signed into law by Governor Bob Riley on May 22, 2009.

Before the law was enacted, all revenue above and over the budget was sent to the Jefferson County General Fund and used for other county operations.

THE BIRMINGHAM NEWS ENDORSES MERIKA COLEMAN FOR STATE SENATE (2009)
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Sunday, June 28

The Birmingham News has endorsed Merika Coleman as the best choice for the District 19 Senate Seat. The endorsement reads, "Merika Coleman is clearly the better choice. Since her election in 2002, Coleman has been an active and engaged representative, not just amassing a good voting record but playing a leadership role as well." The full endorsement appears in the Sunday, June 28th edition on page 2F in the Viewpoints section of the newspaper.
 
ALABAMA NEW SOUTH COALITION ENDORSES MERIKA COLEMAN FOR STATE SENATE (2009)
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June 23, 2009

Rep. Merika Coleman has picked up a key endorsement in her run for the senate seat in District 19 that was vacated by E.B. McClain.  The Jefferson County Chapter of Alabama New South Coalition pledges full support of Coleman as she faces a run-off election against Rep. Priscilla Dunn.  Elections will be held June 30.
 
 

 

"Thank You Merika Coleman"
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LISTEN: Occupational Tax 1

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LISTEN: Scholarship

As a State Representative Merika Coleman... 

Sponsored legislation to protect you from high hospital bills.

• Provided nearly $2 million for our schools and other projects.

• Supported tax cuts for working families and voted to remove sales   tax from groceries.

• Sponsored tougher laws to protect victims of domestic violence.

• Increased salaries for educators, state employees, and law   enforcement officers
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