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State stops Medicaid providers increases

...state is facing a $100 million drop in Medicaid funding for the coming year and won't...providing more than 120,000 Alaskans with Medicaid. State funding for the program dropped...expected to save the program $8 million.Medicaid reform efforts have reduced costs, but...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/state-stops-medicaid-providers-increase
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Alaska stops Medicaid providers inflation-linked increases

...state is facing a $100 million drop in Medicaid funding for the coming year and won't...providing more than 120,000 Alaskans with Medicaid. State funding for the program dropped...expected to save the program $8 million.Medicaid reform efforts have reduced costs but...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-30/alaska-stops-medicaid-providers-inflati
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Obama: 'Feeling good' on health care

...governor, Bill Haslam, tried to expand Medicaid under the health care law to cover more...dollars of federal money to pay to expand Medicaid to cover millions more low-income Americans...Florida and Texas, have refused to expand Medicaid. Obama has accused them of losing sight...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/obama-feeling-good-health-care
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My Turn: The nuts and bolts of the Affordable Care Act are loose

...as Medicare for older Americans, and Medicaid for the economically disadvantaged...provisions forcing all states to expand their Medicaid program or risk losing existing federal...Clause, but also rejecting mandatory Medicaid expansion, making it merely optional...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-29/my-turn-nuts-and-bolts-affordable-car
Opinion
My Turn: Solving Alaska's budget problem

...few that made it to green, and we set the model up conservatively with $60 per barrel oil. To get to green, we added in Medicaid expansion, an income tax at 15 percent of the federal income tax, reducing petroleum credits, capping PFD dividends at...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-28/my-turn-solving-alaskas-budget-proble
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My Turn: Medicaid reform is the real red herring

...Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, called Medicaid expansion a red herring and concluded "we need to embrace Medicaid reform and let reform be the plan for...bill. Keller wants to convince us that Medicaid reform promises big returns. The road...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-29/my-turn-medicaid-reform-real-red-herr
Opinion
My Turn: Maintaining a balance

...Some economists continue to point to Medicaid expansion as our savior because of the...true ..." Many states that expanded Medicaid are not experiencing the budget savings...potential workers' short-list. Expanding Medicaid now is much too risky given our fragile...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-25/my-turn-maintaining-balance
Opinion
Reaction to health care decision mixed in state

...health care law and replacing it with "patient-centered reforms."Walker also said it's important to continue work toward Medicaid expansion so more Alaskans can receive coverage.A spokeswoman said Walker is weighing his options on expansion, which the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-25/reaction-health-care-decision-mixed-sta
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Federal agencies are wide open to hackers, cyberspies

...were on the rise among Medicare contractors. A third report warned of "high-risk security vulnerabilities" at 10 state Medicaid agencies.Another potential cyber disaster area is the State Department, which had to shut down its email system this year...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/federal-agencies-are-wide-open-hacker
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Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion

...supporters made one last big push for Medicaid expansion in the state.About 150 people...but makes too much to be covered by Medicaid as it stands now."I am one of those...crowd.She called for a floor vote on Medicaid expansion.Walker said he and Department...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/ralliers-demand-medicaid-expansion
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