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Walker: Expand Medicaid

...Medicaid program - which is over 60 percent of the state health department budget and a driver of the state operating budget...below 27,000 by 2021.A recent report from the state health department said the state would be able to offset new costs...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/walker-expand-medicaid
State | AK legislature
Kelly says he doesn't think he can support expansion

...anybody would be comfortable with expansion," he said. That's because the current system - a huge part of the state health department's budget and a driver of the state operating budget - is broken, he said.Gov. Bill Walker's administration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/kelly-says-he-doesnt-think-he-can-suppo
State | AK legislature
Kelly says he will keep open to possible Medicaid expansion

...contract's scope of work includes a review of potential savings from expansion as well as consulting on the state health department budget. The committee approved the contract, which is for up to $45,000 and to run through April.Kelly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/kelly-says-he-will-keep-open-possible-m
State | AK legislature
Report: Expanding Medicaid would save state millions

JUNEAU - Expanding Medicaid coverage would save Alaska money, a new state health department report said.The report, released Friday, says the state will be able to offset new costs associated with expansion by reducing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-08/report-expanding-medicaid-would-save-st
State | AK legislature
No confirmed cases of unusual respiratory illness

...cases needing life support for breathing difficulties. Kids with asthma have been especially vulnerable.The state health department says infection occurs through close contact with someone who is infected or by touching one's mouth, eyes or...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/no-confirmed-cases-unusual-respiratory-
State
No confirmed cases of unusual respiratory illness

...cases needing life support for breathing difficulties. Kids with asthma have been especially vulnerable.The state health department says infection occurs through close contact with someone who is infected or by touching one's mouth, eyes or...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/no-confirmed-cases-unusual-respiratory-
State
Anchorage hospital to acquire Medicare clinic

...and Social Services. That number grows by about 7 percent each year, said William Streur, commissioner of the state health department.Assuming the clinic also means that Alaska Regional will have access to a broader patient base. Taylor said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-13/anchorage-hospital-acquire-medicare-cli
State
Peninsula Dairy plans to continue after infection linked to its milk

KENAI - Although the state health department has tied more than 30 cases of an infection to...according to the health department.After the state health department linked the outbreak to Byers' farm, it collected...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-28/peninsula-dairy-plans-continue-after-in
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Body of deceased Alaska serial killer's victim exhumed

...be identified."The woman became known as "Horseshoe Harriet" to some, according to Jason Grenn with the state health department. The agency oversees the medical examiner's office.The work is being paid for by the National Center for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/body-deceased-alaska-serial-killers-vic
State
No harmful bacteria in shots given to UAF students

...Students also have complained of other symptoms that would be explained by the lab reports. Grimes said the state health department will interview students about those symptoms, including itching, rashes, discoloration, and scarring. Some...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-25/no-harmful-bacteria-shots-given-uaf-stu
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