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Medicaid gets green light to move forward

...benchmarks. Because the federal government will pay 100 percent of the program's costs in the first year and the Alaska Mental Health Trust has agreed to pay administrative startup costs, the state isn't at immediate risk of financial harm...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/medicaid-gets-green-light-move-forward
Local
Medicaid's big ruling is today

...governor was stepping on the Legislature's "power of the purse," its ability to make spending decisions, when the Alaska Mental Health Trust and the federal government are paying for the entire cost of the program's first year."Why can't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-28/medicaids-big-ruling-today
State
Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own

...of powers issue. That point is raised in the litigation.The lawsuit also says the potential use of funds from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to cover the administrative costs of expansion is problematic and that Walker's plans violate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/suit-seeks-bar-walker-expanding-medicai
State
Suit seeks to bar Walker from acting on his own

...of powers issue. That point is raised in the litigation.The lawsuit also says the potential use of funds from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to cover the administrative costs of expansion is problematic and that Walker's plans violate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-26/suit-seeks-bar-walker-acting-his-own
State
My Turn: Taking a stand for a balanced government

...cost millions of state dollars.Having no legal source of cash for this action, the governor has decided to raid the Alaska Mental Health Trust, a fund dedicated to providing care, including substance abuse treatment, to vulnerable Alaskans...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-20/my-turn-taking-stand-balanced-governm
Opinion
Anchorage mayor names new homeless coordinator

...subcommittee on homelessness. She is leaving a position as a senior program officer specializing in statewide housing at the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.Earlier this week, the Anchorage Assembly approved $200,000 for housing units for alcoholic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-14/anchorage-mayor-names-new-homeless-coor
State
Anchorage artist plans suicide awareness sculptures

...NEEDED"100Stone" has received funding from a variety of sources, including the Anchorage Parks Foundation and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, the Mat-Su Health Foundation and the Rasmuson and Atwood foundations.Sketches show that...

http://juneauempire.com/alaska/2015-07-29
Art
As suicide conference opens, lecturers stress attention to roots of problem

...impact.Shirley Pittz, of the Alaska Early Childhood Coordinating Council, and Patrick Sidmore, a planner with the Alaska Mental Health Board, presented research demonstrating the effects of trauma, especially at young ages.The first three...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-19/suicide-conference-opens-lecturers-stre
Local
Medicaid news guide: A look at the legislative debate

...savings of about $4.6 million, according to the health department. That takes into account the expectation that the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority will pick up the first-year administrative cost of about $1.6 million. The savings come...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-07/medicaid-news-guide-look-legislative-de
State | AK legislature
My Turn: An overdue ounce of prevention

...comforting and counseling.Many community partners such as the Alaska Children's Trust, the Rasmuson Foundation, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault are stepping up to offer assistance...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-25/my-turn-overdue-ounce-prevention
Opinion

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