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Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

After a lengthy debate, the House Finance committee, acting as the subcommittee on the Department of Health and Social Services, nixed Gov. Bill Walker's attempt at Medicaid expansion from the department's budget Friday.The committee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/medicaid-expansion-rejected-house-finan
State
Brain injury network holds meeting

...Network is a nonprofit advocacy, education and resource navigation agency incorporated in 2003. ABIN is the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and the Department of Health and Social Services.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/brain-injury-network-holds-meeting
Local
Walker budget cuts 55 Juneau jobs

...speechwriter and replaced that position with a special staff assistant to be based in Juneau.Juneau would also gain a Department of Health and Social Services deputy commissioner and commissioner's special assistant who make a combined salary of almost...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/walker-budget-cuts-55-juneau-jobs
Local
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...balance a looming $3.5 billion state budget deficit, but some departments will have it worse than others.The Department of Health and Social Services and the Department of Corrections would see the biggest by-dollar reductions proposed by...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/walkers-budget-proposal-corrections-and
State | AK legislature
Senate panel to consider former commissioners

...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 budgets in state government and cuts directly impact people's lives...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/senate-panel-consider-former-commission
State
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Jan. 19, 2015

...Sometimes, those who protect freedom don't wear a uniform. Thumbs down to obesity. Last week, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services released a report declaring that more than 28 percent of Alaska adults and more than 17 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-19/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
The importance of getting an FASD diagnosis

...the justice system and adult prisons. The multi-disciplinary diagnostic clinic received a contract from the Department of Health and Social Services to fund 75 percent of the start-up for the clinic, and Ianolino was hired as its coordinator...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-18/importance-getting-fasd-diagnosis
Neighbors
Health insurance deadline nears

...plan or were automatically re-enrolled, including 17,466 Alaskans. "Time is running out," warned U.S. Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. "Consumers should shop at HealthCare.gov for an affordable plan...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-08/health-insurance-deadline-nears
Local
Legislators file first round of bills

...termination date of the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives to 2017.? HB 27 - Rep. Gara - Allows the Department of Health and Social Services to recruit foster parents, alters the rules and regulations covering children in foster care...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/legislators-file-first-round-bills
Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Suicide - an uncomfortable subject

...sponsored by the three Juneau Rotary Clubs, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and the Juneau Suicide Prevention...Juneau high school students conducted by Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, 15 percent had considered...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-11/my-turn-suicide-uncomfortable-subject
Opinion

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