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My Turn: Celebrating 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

...President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law as an amendment to the Social Security...When the legislation was passed, many thought Medicaid would never last, yet today Medicaid provides comprehensive coverage for almost...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-29/my-turn-celebrating-50-years-medicare
Opinion
Walker discusses decision to expand Medicaid

...Walker said he believes his bill to expand Medicaid would have passed the Legislature if...intention to accept federal money to expand Medicaid, calling the move his "final option...that every day the state waits to expand Medicaid it is saying "no" to people who could...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/walker-discusses-decision
Local
Alaska governor discusses Medicaid expansion decision

...Walker says he believes his bill to expand Medicaid would have passed the Legislature if...intention to accept federal money to expand Medicaid, calling the move his "final option...that every day the state waits to expand Medicaid, it is saying "no" to many people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-28/alaska-governor-discusses-medicaid-expa
State
My Turn: Gov. Walker should be required to explain why he isn't violating state law

...about cost issues associated with Medicaid expansion, Gov. Bill Walker announced his intent to unilaterally expand Medicaid in Alaska. The decision is fraught...other substantive issues remain.Medicaid, a state/federal entitlement program...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-30/my-turn-gov-walker-should-be-required
Opinion
My Turn: Alaska can't afford Medicaid expansion before reform

Total Medicaid spending exceeded $1.6 billion in...billion by 2025 even without expansion. Medicaid in its current form is unsustainable...aside, those who insist on expanding Medicaid willfully ignore the fatal flaws that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-26/my-turn-alaska-cant-afford-medicaid-e
Opinion
My Turn: Medicaid expansion is a good thing

...his constitutional authority to expand Medicaid in Alaska. A lot of the debate has focused...were presented with the governor's Medicaid expansion bill. Our committee listened...talked about needing one for decades. Medicaid expansion also will allow the state to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-27/my-turn-medicaid-expansion-good-thing
Opinion
Medicaid figures up, stir worry about budgets

...than a dozen states that opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen...As a result, the state revised its Medicaid cost estimate from $33 million to...state pensions and the cost of expanded Medicaid."For patients who have only recently...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-20/medicaid-figures-stir-worry-about-bud
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Bartlett, SEARHC optimistic about Medicaid expansion's effects

...additional locals will be eligible for Medicaid now that Gov. Bill Walker has accepted...1,500 patients who were covered by Medicaid. If the program grows in the state...document.Bartlett estimates that expanded Medicaid, for which the state estmates about...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-21/bartlett-searhc-optimistic-about-medica
Local
Consultant hired to help recommend Medicaid reforms

...Walker's administration plans to implement Medicaid expansion and looks to make further changes to the existing Medicaid program.The contract with Agnew...in January recommending alternative Medicaid expansion models and options to help...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-22/consultant-hired-help-recommend-medicai
State
Consultant hired to help recommend Medicaid reforms

...Walker's administration plans to implement Medicaid expansion and looks to make further changes to the existing Medicaid program.The contract with Agnew...in January recommending alternative Medicaid expansion models and options to help...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-21/consultant-hired-help-recommend-medicai
State

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