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Subcommittee discusses Medicaid expansion

...Rep. Dan Saddler, who chairs the subcommittee comprised of House Finance members, asked Health Commissioner Valerie Davidson if the federal government's ability to uphold its end of the bargain gave her pause.Davidson said she is comfortable...
State | AK legislature
Report: Expanding Medicaid would save state millions

...Sean Parnell, who resisted expansion despite broad-based support, citing cost concerns.Health commissioner Valerie Davidson has said the state's participation would be made contingent upon the federal match not falling below 90 percent...
State | AK legislature
Kelly says he will keep open to possible Medicaid expansion

...made expanding Medicaid a priority and said he thinks it will lead to savings.Walker's health commissioner, Valerie Davidson, said even with the state's budget situation, expanding health care coverage to thousands of Alaskans would be...
State | AK legislature
Senate panel to consider former commissioners

...and said he thinks it will save the state money.Kelly said it is no criticism of the new health commissioner, Valerie Davidson, but lawmakers need their own source of information.The Department of Health and Social Services has one of the...
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...department's programs will be affected by the cuts.In a talk she gave in Juneau earlier this month, DHSS Commissioner Valerie Davidson warned that not all department programs will stay intact."There's no way we're going to keep the programs...
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers to scrutinize budget, pot and Medicaid

...cost for lower-income people and, like education, is a major budget driver. Walker's health commissioner, Valerie Davidson, sees expanded coverage as an important investment in the health care of Alaskans and a catalyst for reforming the...
State looks to expand Medicaid in July

...2016, the state is forging ahead with Medicaid expansion, Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson said Thursday. The department hopes to have open enrollment in July, she said.Davidson was the keynote speaker...
State | Local | AK legislature
Former Don Young challenger is new admin commissioner

...Hanley, Department of Education and Early Development? Larry Hartig, Department of Environmental Conservation? Valerie Davidson, Department of Health and Social Services? Heidi Drygas, Department of Labor and Workforce Development? Craig...
Local | AK legislature
Medicaid system expansion could be months away

JUNEAU - State health commissioner Valerie Davidson said it could be July before the state is in a position to begin enrolling Alaskans under expanded Medicaid coverage.Davidson...
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action

...burdensome, task force members said."We all have to come together to make this work," said committee member Valerie Davidson, with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.Dorgan said it's difficult to predict how such recommendations...


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