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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
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
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
Legislature approves all of Walker's commissioners in marathon joint session

...lack of support for Medicaid expansion in the Legislature, Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson was unanimously approved by both bodies. The commissioner has pushed for expansion throughout the session.Walker...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/legislature-approves-all-walkers-commis
State | AK legislature
Gov: No Medicaid reform without expansion

...industry representatives that while they are interested in pursuing reforms, funding is a concern. Health commissioner Valerie Davidson has said that, based on the experiences of other states, expanding Medicaid coverage could mean that hospitals...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/gov-no-medicaid-reform-without-expansio
State
Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid

...question is, at what pace and with what resources to be able to drive that kind of change," health commissioner Valerie Davidson said Friday. "Are we willing to invest 100 percent federal dollars to be able to invest into a system to allow...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12/walker-work-lawmakers-expand-medicaid
State
Committee begins digging in to Medicaid bill

...proposals. But for a partnership to move forward, he believed an agreement would be needed.Health commissioner Valerie Davidson said tribal health organizations have long been interested in pursuing this type of waiver with the state. The federal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-08/committee-begins-digging-medicaid-bill
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The medical industrial complex's hard sell on Medicaid expansion

...has serious integrity problems in its operations. The governor and state Health and Human Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson have already acknowledged in his bill the need to "reform" the program. Yet the bill only makes vague reference...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-08/my-turn-medical-industrial-complexs-h
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-17/subcommittee-discusses-medicaid-expansi
State | AK legislature

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