My Turn: Medicaid is overburdened with fraud

...premiums and even higher rates. Alaska already has the highest medical costs in the nation.Here are some of the health services eligible for the provider tax: Hospital care, physician and nursing services, home health care, prescribed medication...
'The conversation we're stuck with' Newtown, some new mental health services for high-risk populations were...20 million expansion of mental health services, including a 24-hour hotline...system, and emergency mental health services have been bolstered. But Deeds...
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Anchorage hospital for service members named for Chris Kyle

...Patriots Hospital was dedicated Tuesday. It is part of North Star Behavioral Health System, a subsidiary of Universal Health Service, which is based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.According to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs statistics...
SEARHC opens new health center in Hoonah

...Grantors included the Denali Commission, State of Alaska, Rasmuson Foundation, Hoonah Indian Association, Indian Health Service and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. "Building a new facility in this community has been on our radar...
Prez candidate Walker signs abortion ban bill

...doesn't only undermine the most basic women's health services. It's radical, dangerous, and lacks respect for...According to the most recent state Department of Health Services information, 89 of nearly 6,500 abortions performed...
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Bartlett, SEARHC optimistic about Medicaid expansion's effects care organization.SEARHC provides prepaid care for Alaska Native and American Indians. The federal Indian Health Service pays for about 50 percent of that every year, CEO Charles Clement said. The rest of SEARHC's health care services...
My Turn: Walker on Medicaid expansion: It's time; 628 women had mammograms for early detection of breast cancer; and nearly 4,000 Alaskans received home health services, keeping them out of more expensive institutions. These services improve lives and save money.The payment system...
Study: Scant evidence medical marijuana helps many illnesses

...easier for privately funded medical marijuana research to get approved. The department said that a federal Public Health Service review of research proposals is no longer necessary because it duplicates a required review by the Food and Drug Administration...
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My Turn: Solving Alaska's budget problem

...budget. And yes, while the state agency budget has risen, it has risen mostly in response to population needs for health services and education (health and education make up 59 percent of state agency budgets). Former Gov. Murkowski fails to...
SEARHC hires pediatric specialist

...Juneau recently, including opening up pediatric dentistry to all Juneau residents ages 0-20 and its behavioral health services to all adults.SEARHC leadership talked to the Empire earlier this month about expanding services, with CEO Charles...


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