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Committee begins digging in to Medicaid bill

...adding more people to a system widely seen as currently unsustainable. Medicaid comprises about 60 percent of the state health department budget and is a driver of the state operating budget.With the scheduled end of the 90-day session looming...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-08/committee-begins-digging-medicaid-bill
State | AK legislature
Medicaid, capital budget among things to watch

...efforts to contain and bring down costs within Medicaid. The program that accounts for about 60 percent of the state health department budget and is a driver of the state operating budget.House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, told reporters...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-06/medicaid-capital-budget-among-things-wa
State
Medicaid news guide: A look at the legislative debate

...Medicaid program is 50 percent, according to the state health department.Who would be covered?Adults between the ages...debate?Medicaid makes up about 60 percent of the state health department budget and is a driver of the state operating...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-08/medicaid-news-guide-look-legislative-de
State | AK legislature
Medicaid news guide: A look at the legislative debate

...Medicaid program is 50 percent, according to the state health department.___WHO WOULD BE COVERED?Adults between...DEBATE?Medicaid makes up about 60 percent of the state health department budget and is a driver of the state operating...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-07/medicaid-news-guide-look-legislative-de
State | AK legislature
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
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
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
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
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-
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