Annual Public Forum Set for Input on Alabama Medicaid Plan First Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Progress


3/9/2020 -Updated 4/21/20

Providers, recipients and other interested individuals have the opportunity to provide feedback on the progress of the Plan First Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver during a May public forum. Comments will be taken during an online public forum on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

You may access the meeting online through Webex or by telephone only. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors are not allowed in the Lurleen Wallace building during the emergency.

Webex access:

Meeting number (access code): 285 703 104     Meeting password: Medicaid1

Phone access:

To join the meeting by phone, call (415) 655-0001.

Enter the meeting number 285 703 104 and for the attendee ID number, enter #. 


The forum is a requirement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver under which the Plan First program operates. The waiver was originally approved in 2000 and was renewed by CMS on November 27, 2017. The current waiver will expire on September 30, 2022.

The goal of the Plan First program is to reduce unintended pregnancies and improve the well-being of Alabama’s children and families by extending Medicaid eligibility for family planning services to eligible women and men.

A copy of the approved Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Extension Application and other information about Plan First may be found on the Alabama Medicaid website at the following link: