Greg Reed

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Greg Reed
Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate
Assumed office
November 6, 2014
Preceded byJ. T. Waggoner
Member of the Alabama Senate
from the 5th district
Assumed office
November 3, 2010
Preceded byCharles Bishop
Personal details
Born (1965-06-05) June 5, 1965 (age 53)
Jasper, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mitsy Reed
Children3
EducationUniversity of Alabama,
Tuscaloosa
(BA)

Greg Reed (born June 5, 1965) is a Republican member of the Alabama Senate, representing the 5th District since 2010. He defeated Democrat Brett Wadsworth in the 2010 midterm elections to replace Charles Bishop in the 5th District.

Reed was named Chairman of the Alabama Senate Health Committee for the 2011 quadrennium. During his tenure, he sponsored and passed Medicaid reform legislation that created Regional Care Organizations (RCOs). RCOs are self-sustaining managed care organization that receive a capitated amount from Alabama Medicaid each year to provide services to Medicaid recipients within the RCO's geographical area. Alabama Medicaid expects the RCOs to generate significant cost savings once fully implemented.[1]

Reed made national news in February 2012 when he was questioned for his possible conflict of interest in being the vice-president of an ultrasound company while pushing a bill in the Alabama Senate that would require women seeking abortions to first have a trans vaginal ultrasound performed.[2]

Reed co-sponsored the legislation because of his strong pro-life beliefs. He stated that a conflict of interest did not exist because of his company's policy to not do business with abortion clinics. Reed continued to deny conducting business with abortion clinics even after written price quotes surfaced from an abortion provider by his company.[3]

In November 2014, Senator Greg Reed was re-elected without opposition. His peers elected him to the position of Majority Leader right after his re-election to the Alabama State Senate.[4]

The Alabama Association of Resource, Conservation and Development (AARCD) Councils named Senator Reed the 2015 Senate Leader of the Year at their annual meeting in April 2015.[5]

During the 2015 legislative session, Majority Leader Greg Reed continued his Medicaid reform efforts by passing legislation to create Integrated Care Networks (ICNs). The legislation allows ICNs to contracting with Medicaid to provide long-term care under a capitated system. Alabama Medicaid estimates it will save taxpayers $1.5 billion over the first ten years.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of the Governor of Alabama. "Governor Bentley Signs Medicaid Reform Bill & New Executive Order Aimed at Further Increasing Savings - Office of the Governor of Alabama". Governor.alabama.gov. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  2. ^ "Alabama Ultrasound Bill: Clay Scofield, GOP Lawmaker, Backs Down On Transvaginal Procedure". Huffingtonpost.com. February 28, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  3. ^ "Daily Mountain Eagle – Controversy over abortion bill continues". Mountaineagle.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  4. ^ position of Majority Leader
  5. ^ "GREG REED NAMED 2015 RC&D SENATE LEADER OF THE YEAR". Nrcs.usda.gov. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  6. ^ "Alabama Senate passes Medicaid reforms that could save $1.5 Billion over 10 Years". Yellowhammer News. 2015-05-20. Retrieved 2017-02-03.

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Alabama Senate
Preceded by
J. T. Waggoner
Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate
2014–present
Incumbent