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Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Medicaid expansion is the right choice for Alaska

...medical providers across the state, including the Alaska Primary Care Association and the Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association, are also in favor of Medicaid expansion. They understand that expanding Medicaid could help stabilize health...
Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid

...beleaguered by problems after going live in 2013.Becky Hultberg, president and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, told the House Finance Committee on Friday that her group does not have concerns with the ability of the system...
Panel hears of concerns with Medicaid system

...providers to help them with claims that have not yet been paid. But Karen Perdue of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association said some providers are leery of accepting advances because the money has to be attached to a patient and they're...
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Letter: I'm one of 40,000

...voice, but am joined by many with varied points of view, including members of the AARP, Alaska Hospital and Nursing Home Association, Alaska Chamber of Commerce, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska...
Alaska Chamber supports Medicaid expansion's 700 members attended the meeting. Karen Perdue, chief executive of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, called the vote favoring Medicaid expansion overwhelming.She said if Alaska doesn't expand its Medicaid...
Aging SE hospitals eye upgrades

...That's what we're seeing in Southeast Alaska," said Karen Perdue, CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association.A major overhaul is planned at Ketchikan Medical Center. Local voters recently approved a ballot measure to...
Facing crippling health costs, Alaska looks for solutions

...Commissioner Bill Streur of the Department of Health and Social Services recently briefed the Alaska Hospital and Nursing Home Association of the state's increasing concern with rising medical bills. That discussion touched on ways they might control...
Local legislators concerned about health care cost containment

...Alaska to be significantly lower.Hultberg said she's raised those concerns with the Alaska Hospitals and Nursing Home Association. Karen Perdue, the group's executive director. was unavailable for comment Friday and Monday.Kerttula...
Medicaid expansion would bring benefits, but at a cost

...really fundamentally important to us," said Karen Perdue, president and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association.If people who can't now pay for their health care were able to do so that would help everyone, she said...
Alaska looks at some bold moves to cut medical bills

...The proposal was particularly worrying to some, including Karen Perdue, CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association.She said she'd talked about it "conceptually" with Hultberg, but didn't know the specifics of what the...


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