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My Turn: Government shutdown won't happen

...Ignoring the fact that our current Medicaid system becomes unsustainable after...right thing to do.Believing that Medicaid expansion is in the best interest of Alaska, while our current Medicaid system is losing millions of dollars...
Pass a full years budget

...will turn down billions of dollars of federal money to expand Medicaid, which would not only insure an additional 40,000 people...Constitutional Budget Reserve.Urge your legislators to expand Medicaid now. And urge them to stop all spending on mega-projects...
Medicaid expansion killed - for now is blocking Gov. Bill Walker's Medicaid expansion bill from continuing through...came after several committee hearings on Medicaid in Anchorage over the past few days...the Legislature to continue talks on Medicaid expansion, as well as the state budget...
State | Local | AK legislature
First special session concludes

...for a special session on the budget, Medicaid expansion and Erin's law - specifically...Senate Education committee this week. Medicaid expansion was dropped would mean an end to discussions on Medicaid expansion.Rep. Ben Nageak, D-Arctic...
State | Local | AK legislature
Senate Finance: We can't work until the House reaches agreement

...tell the Legislature to eke out a compromise on the stalled operating budget.The top causes testifiers advocated for were Medicaid expansion and more funding for public schools. Many scolded legislators for a perceived inability to work together."Shame...
State | AK legislature
House, Senate end first special session, start second

...come back to order in Juneau later this week.Walker called in an April proclamation for a special session on the budget, Medicaid expansion and Erin's law to be held in Juneau.Wielechowski was outvoted 11-3 to end the first special session. Voting...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Smaller PFD check is a nudge in the right direction

...Alaska's poorest families that parallels the GOP's resistance to Medicaid expansion. In May 2008, former Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho...continue to push the Legislature to pass Gov. Bill Walker's Medicaid expansion proposal. ? Rich Moniak is a Juneau resident and...
Medicaid expansion, the golden opportunity

Medicaid expansion is a golden opportunity. My...a previous letter to the editor.1. Medicaid Expansion will save the Alaska Department...hospitalization expenses of eligible offenders in Medicaid expansion, the department (state) saves...
Alaska can't keep up with Medicaid caseload

...funding but can afford to pay more than 100,000 hours for Medicaid expansion? How is that combat veterans wait more than a year...acceptable? If the state of Alaska cannot keep up with the current Medicaid caseload, how will they be able to keep up with the expansion...
Ship of state is in trouble

About Alaska Medicaid expansion and majority legislators, their resistance is not really about a "broken system." And it wouldn't matter if expansion...


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