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Capitol hosts controversial Medicaid speaker

...Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson attended the event. She said afterward that she thought...gallon for milk when it's on sale at the grocery store," Davidson said. "Many people in our rural communities and even our...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-05/capitol-hosts-controversial-medicaid-sp
State | AK legislature
Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

...transportation projects.DHSS Commissioner Valerie Davidson has been the Walker administration's champion of...and regroup and talk about what our options are," Davidson said.Davidson has spoken openly about the immense costs of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/medicaid-expansion-rejected-house-finan
State
Subcommittee discusses Medicaid expansion

...comprised of House Finance members, asked Health Commissioner Valerie Davidson if the federal government's ability to uphold its end of the bargain gave her pause.Davidson said she is comfortable with Alaska moving forward with expansion. She...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-17/subcommittee-discusses-medicaid-expansi
State | AK legislature
Kelly says he will keep open to possible Medicaid expansion

...has made expanding Medicaid a priority and said he thinks it will lead to savings.Walker's health commissioner, Valerie Davidson, said even with the state's budget situation, expanding health care coverage to thousands of Alaskans would be a good investment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/kelly-says-he-will-keep-open-possible-m
State | AK legislature
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...gave in Juneau earlier this month, DHSS Commissioner Valerie Davidson warned that not all department programs will stay intact."There's no way we're going to keep the programs we have," Davidson said in a previous Empire report. "You should know cuts are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/walkers-budget-proposal-corrections-and
State | AK legislature
Report: Expanding Medicaid would save state millions

...support, citing cost concerns.Health commissioner Valerie Davidson has said the state's participation would be made contingent...the analysis by the Evergreen Economics research firm found.Davidson said the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority had agreed to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-08/report-expanding-medicaid-would-save-st
State | AK legislature
Senate panel to consider former commissioners

...Medicaid and said he thinks it will save the state money.Kelly said it is no criticism of the new health commissioner, Valerie Davidson, but lawmakers need their own source of information.The Department of Health and Social Services has one of the largest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/senate-panel-consider-former-commission
State
A big night in the arts

...interview.She is the author of more than seven books, which include "Art of the Northern Tlingit" (1986), "Robert Davidson: Eagle of the Dawn" (1993), "Art of the Northwest Coast" (2006) and "The Totem Pole: an Intercultural History...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/big-night-arts
Art
Lawmakers to scrutinize budget, pot and Medicaid

...care cost for lower-income people and, like education, is a major budget driver. Walker's health commissioner, Valerie Davidson, sees expanded coverage as an important investment in the health care of Alaskans and a catalyst for reforming the system...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-19/lawmakers-scrutinize-budget-pot-and-med
State
Fairbanks bank president retires after 36 years

...Tanana Valley and was active with the Downtown Association of Fairbanks.Ingham enjoys taking trips on one of his Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He owns a 2014 Ultra Classic Screaming Eagle and a 2002 Heritage Softtail Classic, which he has driven throughout...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/fairbanks-bank-president-retires-after-
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