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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
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
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
Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

...state doesn't blink when the feds offer it millions of dollars for transportation projects.DHSS Commissioner Valerie Davidson has been the Walker administration's champion of Medicaid expansion since she was appointed in December. She said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/medicaid-expansion-rejected-house-finan
State

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