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Medicaid expansion sees small increase

...for federally subsidized health insurance.Expansion has been a hotly contested issue, and in late August the Legislative Council - a joint body of the Alaska Legislature - launched a lawsuit to stop the state from beginning expanded coverage...
White House: Medicaid expansion 'right decision'

...tabled his expansion legislation for further review.When Walker announced he would act without their consent, the Legislative Council, acting on behalf of lawmakers, sued to stop expansion. A state judge on Friday refused to put a temporary halt...
Medicaid moves forward

...down an attempt by the Alaska Legislative Council, a body of the Alaska Legislature...Pfiffner said attorneys for the Legislative Council didn't make the case that...program.That prompted the Legislative Council, a body that takes action...
Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own

...In a court filing, attorneys for the Alaska Legislative Council say each dollar diverted toward implementing Medicaid...such coverage is approved by the Legislature.The Legislative Council, made up of House and Senate lawmakers, voted...
My Turn: The borderline personality of Alaska's GOP

It wasn't surprising that the Legislative Council voted to sue Gov. Bill Walker over his decision to expand Medicaid. Anyone who read the July 30 Anchorage Dispatch News opinion...
Empire Editorial: Alaska needs legislation, not lawsuits, on Medicaid expansion

On Tuesday, the Legislative Council, a special panel of the Alaska Legislature, voted 10-1 to spend $450,000 on a lawsuit against Gov. Bill Walker.There...
My Turn: Taking a stand for a balanced government

Today, the Alaska Legislative Council, acting on behalf of the legislative branch, voted to file an injunction against Gov. Bill Walker for his attempt to expand...
Lawmakers vote to sue governor over Medicaid expansion plan

...and Senate lawmakers voted Tuesday to sue Gov. Bill Walker over his effort to expand Medicaid in Alaska.The Legislative Council vote came after a closed-door executive session in Anchorage. Democratic Rep. Sam Kito III of Juneau was the...
Medicaid's big ruling is today

...His decision will determine whether the Alaska Legislative Council - a body of the Alaska Legislature - will win a...Medicaid expansion will stay on hold until the Legislative Council's lawsuit against the state is resolved.Pfiffner's...
Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid

...Frank Pfiffner denied the request by the Alaska Legislative Council to bar Walker from implementing Medicaid expansion...Tuesday rollout of expansion that would harm the Legislative Council."All that will happen on that date is that some...


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