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While Clinton used home email, State's networks were at risk

...Personnel Management, which suffered a devastating breach last year. State's scores bested only the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The hack from Russia was so deep that State's...
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Ketchikan hospital's parent company wins $3.66 million grant

KETCHIKAN - The operator of the Ketchikan Medical Center has been awarded a $3.66 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to build on work done in Alaska.
Plan targets health care bias against transgender people

WASHINGTON - Mirroring a shift in society, the Obama administration proposed Thursday to ban discrimination against transgender people throughout the health care system.
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My Turn: Are you ready for back to school?

The days are getting shorter and summer activities are winding down. School supply lists are appearing in stores and your inboxes. Kids are (hopefully) finishing their summer reading lists.
Anchorage hospitals appeal state's allocation of new beds

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage's two largest hospitals are appealing the state's recent allocation decisions in hopes of building more emergency room beds in the next several years.
Planned Parenthood changes fetal-tissue reimbursement policy

NEW YORK - Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood says it will maintain programs at some of its clinics that make fetal tissue available for research, but will cover the costs itself rather than accepting any reimbursement.
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My Turn: Walker doesn't need approval to expand Medicaid

Does state law authorize Gov. Bill Walker to implement Medicaid expansion? Sen. John Coghill's My Turn raises that important question, but the answer to that question is "yes," not "no.
My Turn: Gov. Walker should be required to explain why he isn't violating state law

On July 16, despite low projected oil prices, an ongoing budget crisis, and warnings across the country about cost issues associated with Medicaid expansion, Gov. Bill Walker announced his intent to unilaterally expand Medicaid in Alaska.
My Turn: Celebrating 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law as an amendment to the Social Security Act. Most people who will become eligible for Medicare this year were in high school when this legislation was authorized.
Program expands Southeast scope

In Tenakee Springs and other rural towns in Southeast Alaska, medical specialists think they've found a way to replace medevac flights. It comes on a little cart.


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