Around town for Thursday, March 26

...2015 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 of...
Walker: Expand Medicaid

...working on the 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...
State | AK legislature
Capitol hosts controversial Medicaid speaker

...He said 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...
State | AK legislature
Column: The 'rest of the story' on federal subsidies

...children and grandchildren will have to fix. But as Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, and Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson pointed out, we've never turned away federal transportation funds that come with the same requirement for the state...
State looks to expand Medicaid in July

...fiscal year 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
Subcommittee discusses Medicaid expansion

...50 percent.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
Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

...out that the 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...
My Turn: Begich champions rural, tribal and veterans health

...simply, we can't afford to lose him. We have too much work left to do. We need Senator Begich to help us to get there.? Valerie Davidson (Yup'ik) was born and raised in Bethel and Aniak. She has spent the last 15 years of her career working in the...
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...
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