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Anchorage hospitals appeal state's allocation of new beds

...Alaska received permission to add eight beds, six fewer than it requested. At that time, department commissioner Valerie Davidson wrote that she did not allocate more treatment rooms because she did not want to concentrate the city's emergency...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-19/anchorage-hospitals-appeal-states-alloc
State
State stops Medicaid providers increases

...reported."Where we are is not where we thought we would be as a state," Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson said of Alaska's gaping $3.5 billion deficit. "We are all having to tighten our belts."The state and federal...

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

...reported."Where we are is not where we thought we would be as a state," Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson said of Alaska's gaping $3.5 billion deficit. "We are all having to tighten our belts."The state and federal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-30/alaska-stops-medicaid-providers-inflati
State
Medicaid expanded in Alaska

...I've tried everything else, and one thing people have to learn about me is I never give up."DHSS Commissioner Valerie Davidson has been pushing toward expansion since she took office in December. She was emotional as she talked about how she...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/medicaid-expanded-alaska
State
Photos: Contemplating reform

...Committee Co-chairs Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, left, and Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, listen to Valerie Davidson, commissioner for the Department of Health and Social Services, speak on HB 148 relating to medical assistance...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/photo-contemplating-reform
State
Around town for Thursday, March 26

...Natives Issues Forum, noon-1 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. Guest speakers: Elizabeth Medicine Crow and Valerie Davidson. Catered by Abby's Kitchen, free of charge. Co-sponsored by Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-26/around-town-thursday-march-26
Local
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Medicaid expansion is the right choice for Alaska

...enough for the Legislature to approve the expansion.According to state Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson, the federal government is to pay 100 percent of those costs through 2016, stepping down to 90 percent by 2020...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-05/empire-readers-council-editorial-medi
Opinion
Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion

...for a floor vote on Medicaid expansion.Walker said he and Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson have stayed up late and gotten up early many days to prepare for hearings on Medicaid expansion and the governor's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/ralliers-demand-medicaid-expansion
State | AK legislature
Walker: Expand Medicaid

...bill but disagreed on Medicaid expansion. That remains the major disagreement, Kelly said.Health commissioner Valerie Davidson said the overhaul plans included in Walker's bill are not new concepts and are issues the administration has discussed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/walker-expand-medicaid
State | AK legislature
Capitol hosts controversial Medicaid speaker

...there will be more lunch presentations on Medicaid.Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson attended the event. She said afterward that she thought "some of it was a little bit of scare tactics." The data...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-05/capitol-hosts-controversial-medicaid-sp
State | AK legislature

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