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Begich's health insurance idea gets look from federal government

...and over."Begich's letter to HHS came in response to Gov. Sean Parnell's "refusal to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid, educate Alaskans about their options, and improve the rate review program," he wrote. The U.S. government offered...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/begichs-health-insurance-idea-gets-look
State
Playing the health insurance blame game

...process and said his denial of additional Medicaid funding is also to blame."Sean Parnell rejected Medicaid, failed to police the health insurance...Parnell previously told the Empire he denied Medicaid expansion funds because although there...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/playing-health-insurance-blame-game
State
Spokeswoman defends insurance rate review process

...spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said the state's review process was determined to be "fully adequate" by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.The Division of Insurance approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-10/spokeswoman-defends-insurance-rate-revi
State
Division approves health plan rate hikes

...care if Gov. Sean Parnell accepted federal funding to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska. Parnell, a critic of the law, refused...federal government, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services."Until the state's insurance department releases...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-09/division-approves-health-plan-rate-hike
State
Division approves health plan rate hikes

...care if Gov. Sean Parnell accepted federal funding to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska. Parnell, a critic of the law, refused...federal government, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services."Until the state's insurance department releases...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/division-approves-health-plan-rate-hike
State
State wants mediation over Medicaid billing

...vendor Xerox Corp. to address problems with Alaska's new Medicaid payment system.Gov. Sean Parnell, in a statement Thursday...notification several times a week of providers no longer accepting new Medicaid patients or those suspending service until claims were settled...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-11/state-wants-mediation-over-medicaid-bil
State
Some Alaskans could lose health care coverage

...find that coverage canceled at the end of September if they don't submit requested documents. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent letters in mid-August to consumers whose documentation has not been received.Affected individuals are those...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-28/some-alaskans-could-lose-health-care-co
Local
My Turn: Alaska's fusion candidacy

...been overpaying for energy for too long."I asked what Walker thought about Medicaid expansion. He said he'd look at it for about one hour - and then accept Medicaid expansion (bringing some $2.1 billion to Alaska in new resources...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-03/my-turn-alaskas-fusion-candidacy
Opinion
Governor candidates talk fish at debate

...understand and support for its uniqueness, and it's being something that is especially Alaskan."Walker would accept expanded Medicaid, he said in response to a question from the audience asking what the candidates would do to help self-employed, uninsured...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/governor-candidates-talk-fish-debate
State
Alaska governor candidates talk fish at debate

...understand and support for its uniqueness, and it's being something that is especially Alaskan."Walker would accept expanded Medicaid, he said in response to a question from the audience asking what the candidates would do to help self-employed, uninsured...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29/alaska-governor-candidates-talk-fish-de
State

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