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State stops Medicaid providers increases

...Alaska Dispatch News reported."Where we are is not where we thought we would be as a state," Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson said of Alaska's gaping $3.5 billion deficit. "We are all having to tighten our belts...

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

...Alaska Dispatch News reported."Where we are is not where we thought we would be as a state," Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson said of Alaska's gaping $3.5 billion deficit. "We are all having to tighten our belts...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-30/alaska-stops-medicaid-providers-inflati
State
Lawmakers approve funding source for health organizations

...some capital projects. For a regional health organization to use the bond bank, the Department of Health and Social Services commissioner would have to determine that a loan from the bond bank would improve health care in that region and provide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/lawmakers-approve-funding-source-health
State
Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion

...the crowd.She called for a floor vote on Medicaid expansion.Walker said he and Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson have stayed up late and gotten up early many days to prepare for hearings on Medicaid expansion...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/ralliers-demand-medicaid-expansion
State | AK legislature
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Medicaid expansion is the right choice for Alaska

...state, this is reason enough for the Legislature to approve the expansion.According to state Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson, the federal government is to pay 100 percent of those costs through 2016, stepping down...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-05/empire-readers-council-editorial-medi
Opinion
Legislature approves all of Walker's commissioners in marathon joint session

...hearings, and a general lack of support for Medicaid expansion in the Legislature, Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson was unanimously approved by both bodies. The commissioner has pushed for expansion throughout...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/legislature-approves-all-walkers-commis
State | AK legislature
Capitol hosts controversial Medicaid speaker

...check things."He said there will be more lunch presentations on Medicaid.Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson attended the event. She said afterward that she thought "some of it was a little bit of scare...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-05/capitol-hosts-controversial-medicaid-sp
State | AK legislature
Column: The 'rest of the story' on federal subsidies

...that our children and grandchildren will have to fix. But as Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, and Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson pointed out, we've never turned away federal transportation funds that come with the same...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-06/column-rest-story-federal-subsidies
Opinion
State looks to expand Medicaid in July

...estimated for fiscal year 2016, the state is forging ahead with Medicaid expansion, Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson said Thursday. The department hopes to have open enrollment in July, she said.Davidson...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-16/state-looks-expand-medicaid-july
State | Local | AK legislature
Native health leaders stress Medicaid issues

...30 minutes or more. For tribal callers those can be up to three hours, he said.Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner William Streur met the leaders from the ANHB for a couple hours Wednesday to answer questions and discuss the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-06/native-health-leaders-stress-medicaid-i
State | AK legislature

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