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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
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
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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
Gov. reiterates call for action on pension issue

...R-Big Lake, falls in the latter category. Neuman, who chairs a House Finance subcommittee overseeing the state health department budget, knows future budget cuts won't get any easier. But he said he hasn't seen anything yet to convince...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-23/gov-reiterates-call-action-pension-issu
State | AK legislature
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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Alaska flu cases spike; season hasn't peaked

...work to go and get their flu shot," Foland said.Some of the most vulnerable are Alaska Natives.A study by state health departments after the 2009 flu outbreak found that Alaska Natives and American Indians had a death rate four times that of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-20/alaska-flu-cases-spike-season-hasnt-pea
State
Ketchikan schools find fault with state ed regulations

...went into effect in 2011, and align standards for preschools with private operators, who are regulated by the state health department."Because of the vulnerability of young kids, you would want a background check that is more extensive and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-25/ketchikan-schools-find-fault-state-ed-r
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