|Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate|
|Assumed office |
November 6, 2014
|Preceded by||J. T. Waggoner|
|Member of the Alabama Senate|
from the 5th district
|Assumed office |
November 3, 2010
|Preceded by||Charles Bishop|
|Born||June 5, 1965|
Jasper, Alabama, U.S.
|Education||University of Alabama,|
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.
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.
Reed co-sponsored the legislation to pander to voters. 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.
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.
In May 2019, he voted to make abortion a crime at any stage in a pregnancy, with no exemptions for cases of rape or incest.
- 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. Archived from the original on April 10, 2017. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- "Alabama Ultrasound Bill: Clay Scofield, GOP Lawmaker, Backs Down On Transvaginal Procedure". Huffingtonpost.com. February 28, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
- "Daily Mountain Eagle – Controversy over abortion bill continues". Mountaineagle.com. Archived from the original on August 31, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
- position of Majority Leader
- "GREG REED NAMED 2015 RC&D SENATE LEADER OF THE YEAR". Nrcs.usda.gov. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- "Alabama Senate passes Medicaid reforms that could save $1.5 Billion over 10 Years". Yellowhammer News. May 20, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- Durkin, Erin; Benwell, Max (May 15, 2019). "These 25 white men – all Republicans – just voted to ban abortion in Alabama". The Guardian.
- Senator Greg Reed official government website
- Project Vote Smart – Senator Greg Reed (AL) profile
- 2010 campaign contributions
J. T. Waggoner
| Majority Leader of the Alabama Senate