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To William Streur, DHSS Comm. of Resources,

I, again, request your withdrawal for support of any new DHSS rule depriving low income woman of their constitutional rights...to be a god in "control" of other self-willed entities. DHSS rules can only steer the leviathan through leadership, preferably...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-08-30/william-streur-dhss-comm-resources
Letters
Service providers struggle amid state grant delay

...are struggling financially should contact state program managers."This is a priority for the department," said assistant DHSS commissioner Sana Efird said. "We're focusing resources to get this done."Division of Behavioral Health spokeswoman Sarana...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-31/service-providers-struggle-amid-state-g
State
My Turn: Medicaid is overburdened with fraud

...consulting firm to design the proposed new tax. While Alaskans are busy enjoying the summer, work is now getting underway at DHSS offices to launch the first of many taxes to come.These medical taxes will be passed from doctors and hospitals to patients...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-02/my-turn-medicaid-overburdened-fraud
Opinion
Thanks for attending the Recovery Slam

...fourth annual Recovery Slam at the University of Alaska Southeast this past weekend: Juneau Voices for Recovery, state of Alaska DHSS-DBH, Rainforest Recovery Center, NCADD-Juneau, Juneau Youth Services, Juneau Alliance for Mental Health Inc., the Governor's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092709/nei_497941853.shtml
Legislators lose confidence in top state commissioner

...Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), is the boss of 3,500 employees...doctorate in human services. She was appointed DHSS commissioner a little over two years ago...direction. She says the leadership issue at DHSS is a symptom of a larger problem. "There...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022408/opi_250440998.shtml
My Turn: The nuts and bolts of the Affordable Care Act are loose

...to mean any exchange whether established and operated by a state or by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS).The ACA's full name suggests two primary goals: protecting patients and making health care affordable. Based on a model...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-29/my-turn-nuts-and-bolts-affordable-car
Opinion
Medicaid expanded in Alaska

...for me," Walker said. "I've tried everything else, and one thing people have to learn about me is I never give up."DHSS Commissioner Valerie Davidson has been pushing toward expansion since she took office in December. She was emotional as she...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/medicaid-expanded-alaska
State
State health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning

...Conservation Environmental Health Laboratory.DHSS says the person had typical PSP symptoms...private beach in the Loring area, said DHSS spokesman Jason Grenn.All shellfish can...geoducks and scallops, according the DHSS release. Commercially harvested shellfish...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-05/state-health-officials-confirm-case-she
State
Medi-jammed

...were enrolled in the federal health care program, according to DHSS numbers.The department anticipates 20,000 more Alaskans would...helping us out," Kreher said.Between December and March, DHSS spent $825,000 on voluntary paid overtime to get through the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/medi-jammed
State | AK legislature
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...by-dollar reductions proposed by the governor.DHSS would experience a $19.8 million reduction...by $5 million, less than 1 percent. DHSS' fiscal year 2015 budget was $2.7 billion...foster care and the Alaska Pioneer Homes. DHSS spokeswoman Sarana Schell said by email...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/walkers-budget-proposal-corrections-and
State | AK legislature

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