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Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion

...called for a floor vote on Medicaid expansion.Walker said he and Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson have stayed up late and gotten up early many days to prepare for hearings on Medicaid expansion and the governor's House...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/ralliers-demand-medicaid-expansion
State | AK legislature
Gov: No Medicaid reform without expansion

...reforms, funding is a concern. Health commissioner Valerie Davidson has said that, based on the experiences of other states...savings to support changes to how they provide health care, Davidson said.Walker would not say under what conditions he might...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/gov-no-medicaid-reform-without-expansio
State
Photos: Contemplating reform

...Committee Co-chairs Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, left, and Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, listen to Valerie Davidson, commissioner for the Department of Health and Social Services, speak on HB 148 relating to medical assistance reform measures...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/photo-contemplating-reform
State
Territorial Sportsmen and the Alaska Outdoor Council thanks Alaskan donors

...Foundation, Kappler Computer Services, Karl's Auto & Marine, Harry Keller, Kenny's Liquor Store, Les Schwab, Lisa Davidson's Boutique, Lyle's & Jensen's Home Furnishings, Melino's Marine Services, Ciara Meek, Mendenhall Auto, Forest...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-12/territorial-sportsmen-and-alaska-ou
Neighbors
Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid

...question is, at what pace and with what resources to be able to drive that kind of change," health commissioner Valerie Davidson said Friday. "Are we willing to invest 100 percent federal dollars to be able to invest into a system to allow that reform...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12/walker-work-lawmakers-expand-medicaid
State
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Medicaid expansion is the right choice for Alaska

...to state Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson, the federal government is to pay 100 percent of those costs through 2016, stepping down to 90 percent by 2020. Davidson also said the state would withdraw from expansion if the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-05/empire-readers-council-editorial-medi
Opinion
Committee begins digging in to Medicaid bill

...proposals. But for a partnership to move forward, he believed an agreement would be needed.Health commissioner Valerie Davidson said tribal health organizations have long been interested in pursuing this type of waiver with the state. The federal Centers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-08/committee-begins-digging-medicaid-bill
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The medical industrial complex's hard sell on Medicaid expansion

...already has serious integrity problems in its operations. The governor and state Health and Human Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson have already acknowledged in his bill the need to "reform" the program. Yet the bill only makes vague reference to reform...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-08/my-turn-medical-industrial-complexs-h
Opinion
The madness of March begins ... now

...I'm just rooting for underdogs. When Davidson had that big run with Stephen Curry...to make the field. N.C. State and Davidson are likely to make it, too, and several...Thompson was soaring above the rim.Davidson, which has sizzled in its first season...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-10/madness-march-begins-now
Sports
Around town for Thursday, March 26

...Natives Issues Forum, noon-1 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. Guest speakers: Elizabeth Medicine Crow and Valerie Davidson. Catered by Abby's Kitchen, free of charge. Co-sponsored by Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-26/around-town-thursday-march-26
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