Tag: Medicaid

Dunleavy prepares state for potential government shutdown

Alaska is preparing for a possible federal government shutdown on Oct. 1. Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Tuesday that the state’s executive branch is evaluating federal...

Letter supports hospitals serving vulnerable populations

Three hundred and two members of the U.W. House of Representatives, including Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, are urging congressional leaders to delay cuts to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital program.

Health officials say Medicaid cuts would cost millions

An Anchorage legislator says Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed cut of Medicaid spending would result in major job losses and force Alaska hospitals to cancel...

ANTHC cites cost of repeal of Medicaid expansion

Data presented by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium at a recent informational hearing of the Alaska House of Representative contends that a repeal...

Court reaffirms Medicaid coverage for abortions

A state law and Department of Health and Social Services regulation that would have severely limited Medicaid coverage of abortions for low income women...

Walker: Medicaid benefits Alaska in many ways

This month marks the third anniversary since I took executive action to expand Medicaid in Alaska. It opened the door to health care for...

Supplement for patient transport approved

Legislation allowing for emergency medical services providers to recover additional costs of transporting Medicaid patients in Alaska has been approved by the Legislature and...

House bill would recover some Medicaid costs

Legislation that would allow providers of emergency medical transportation services in Alaska to recover supplemental reimbursements from Medicaid has passed the House unanimously.House Bill...

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 PressJUNEAU — Some Alaska lawmakers want to require Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive their benefits.Two bills introduced in...
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