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Trump's win could mean big changes for Alabama

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Governor Robert Bentley said on Wednesday he is excited about the potential changes that could come with a Donald Trump Presidency and a Republican controlled congress.

“I am excited because, for the first time in a long time, I’m going to be able to work with a Republican President; we have a Republican Congress,” Bentley said.

Bentley said he would not vote for Trump this year but now that Trump has won, he said he will back the President-elect.

“I am happy about what has happened and I’m going to be as supportive as I can be,” Bentley said.

Representative Ed Henry never wavered in his support of Trump and was thrilled with the results as they came in Tuesday night.

Henry said the country needs a political outsider who can take a fresh look at the policies and solve problems.

However, the real changes for Alabama could come in the way of healthcare.

Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, has been a major tenant of both Donald Trump and many Congressional Republican’s campaigns.

These changes could impact Alabama’s fight over Medicaid, and how to fund the state’s biggest agency.  

For Bentley, he wants to see less government from a new regime.

“We need to get the federal government off of our backs. We need government out of businesses; we need to do something about the healthcare in this country and I truly believe we are going to be able to do this,” Bentley said.

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