Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Tag: healthcare

Costs of medical services must now be posted

Senate Bill 105, signed into law on Aug. 6 by Gov. Bill Walker, includes a requirement that all providers and facilities post the cost...

CCMC faces tele-medicine cut-off

Cordova Community Medical Center is not closing its doors on July 1, but changes may be coming unless the Federal Communications Commission pays up. At...

CCMC responds to article on its status

Reports from an Anchorage television station notwithstanding, the Cordova Community Medical Center is not closing its doors next month. In a statement posted on CCMC’s...

Commentary: Medicaid is a safety net

Around the Capitol, there has been talk about “the high cost of Medicaid” and what can be done about it.  Just the other day...

Bills would impose work requirements for Medicaid in Alaska

By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press JUNEAU — Some Alaska lawmakers want to require Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive their benefits. Two bills introduced in...

HB 312 would protect health care workers

Legislation to protect health care employees from workplace assaults has passed the Alaska House by a vote of 31-1 and moved to the Senate...

Ilanka Community Health Center honored

Ilanka Community Health Center has received the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for its exemplary care and long-term participative relationships. The...

Commentary: Why I support eliminating the individual mandate tax penalty

I have always supported the freedom to choose. I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not...

Apply by December 15 for federal health care insurance

Current federal regulations require that all people legally in residence in the United States who are not otherwise covered by other health insurance to...

Health care enrollment counselors facing stiff challenges

MIAMI — It's not easy being an advocate for the Affordable Care Act right now. Health care advocacy groups are making an against-all-odds effort to...