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My Turn: Gov. Walker should be required to explain why he isn't violating state law

...the Alaska Senate. He is the Vice-Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a member of the Senate Health and Social Services Finance Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Alaska Health Care Commission.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-30/my-turn-gov-walker-should-be-required
Opinion
Medicaid expanded in Alaska

...centers. A little more than 5,000 of those people live in Southeast Alaska, according to Department of Health and Social Services numbers.The Republican-dominated Alaska Legislature this year held about two dozen hearings on Medicaid expansion...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/medicaid-expanded-alaska
State
Tobacco use drops as e-cigarettes surge

...though the total population increased during that period.But a 2015 report from the state Department of Health and Social Services says tobacco remains among the state's top killers. It regularly takes more lives than suicide, motor vehicle...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-05/tobacco-use-drops-e-cigarettes-surge
State
State stops Medicaid providers increases

...as a result.The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is freezing rates that usually increase to account...where we thought we would be as a state," Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson said of Alaska's gaping...

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

...as a result.The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is freezing rates that usually increase to account...where we thought we would be as a state," Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson said of Alaska's gaping...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-30/alaska-stops-medicaid-providers-inflati
State
It takes a village

...JSPC who is retired from the Department of Health and Social Services, sifted through extensive data about youth and adult...approach also brings together not just government and social services agencies, but the people with lived experiences and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-21/it-takes-village
Local
Officials announce health fraud crackdown in Alaska

ANCHORAGE - More than three dozen people in Alaska are charged with fraud in a crackdown on health care and social services, federal and state officials announced Thursday.Altogether, 40 people charged were part of an ongoing collaboration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-18/officials-announce-health-fraud-crackdo
State
Alaska is No. 1 in brain injuries, and an expert is visiting Southeast to explain why

...community members who may work with people who have sustained a head injury: law enforcement and behavioral health and social service providers, coaches attorneys and more - really, "anyone interested in learning about what brain injury is, what...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-15/alaska-no-1-brain-injuries-and-expert-v
Local
Solutions for Alaska's fiscal future

...position paper with options for cutting education and social service funding, adding taxes and using Permanent Fund reserves...governments, they can fund more of their own education and social service expenses.Many states have adopted a program called...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-06-14/solutions-alaskas-fiscal-future
Letters
Residents rank 3 state services as low priority

...continue funding the operations after oil prices plummeted.Just about every service of the Department of Health and Social Services was ranked as critical, aside from the Alaska Pioneers' Homes, which participants said should serve more people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-08/residents-rank-3-state-services-low-pri
State

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