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Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion in the Senate - have had several committee hearings and were passed out of the House and Senate Health and Social Services committees, but are now held up in House and Senate finance.House Finance co-chairs Reps. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks...
State | AK legislature
Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid

...concerned with whether thousands of people can be added to a system that he calls broken.Senate Health and Social Services Committee Chairman Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said he thinks it works financially in the best interests of the state to...
Lawmakers discuss right-to-die legislation would have benefited from the right to choose to die with the help of a physician.The House Health and Social Services Committee discussed a bill proposed by Rep. Harriet Drummond, D-Anchorage, that would allow terminally ill patients...
State | AK legislature
Alaska lawmakers to discuss right-to-die legislation

...allow terminally ill patients to choose to end their lives with the help of physicians.The House Health and Social Services Committee planned to discuss a bill proposed Rep. Harriet Drummond, D-Anchorage, on Thursday.Alaska is one of at...
Medicaid, capital budget among things to watch

...said the committee will try to get a better handle on the issues involved.Meanwhile, the Senate Health and Social Services Committee also is working on Medicaid legislation. Committee chair Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said he has become...
Daylight saving change could mean multiple Alaska time zones

...negative health impacts of changing Alaskans' internal clocks twice a year. As the chair of the Senate Health and Social Services committee, Stedman said he's not surprised the bill wasn't referred to his panel."It's probably not a good idea...
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers discuss new approach to pot legalization

...misdemeanor, she said.The committee plans to take public testimony on the bill Wednesday.The House Health and Social Services Committee moved Homer Rep. Paul Seaton's bill that would allow a regulatory board to take up to an additional year...
Three things to watch in this week's Legislature

...entrance to a bar or restaurant that serves alcoholic drinks. It is scheduled for hearing by the Senate Health and Social Services Committee on Wednesday."Why is a conservative willing to take on this issue?" Micciche says in his sponsor statement...
State | AK legislature
Legislator seeks delay in marijuana-concentrates regulations

...which it would surely lose."Republican Rep. Paul Seaton, the incoming chair of the House Health and Social Services Committee, said Friday that he wants regulations taken up in manageable units so there can be adequate time for consideration...
State | AK legislature
Egan to caucus with minority

...Huggins, R-Wasilla (Chair); Gardner? Transportation Committee: Dennis Egan, D-Juneau? Health and Social Services Committee: Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage? Labor and Commerce Committee: Ellis? Community and Regional Affairs Committee...
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