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Sharp questions in opening hearings for Medicaid plan

Medicaid expansion is taking on a partisan edge in Juneau, to no surprise. Hearings on the plan by Gov. Bill Walker opened Feb. 16 in a House Finance subcommittee. Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson made the case for expansion, citing improved health care for Alaskans, lower near-term costs to the state budget, and lower costs for many employers if workers have better access to health care.

Democrats seek relief from health law penalties

Deaf therapy dog provides support to hospital

State director files affidavit laying out claims against Xerox

Walker unveils Medicaid expansion plan

Increasing Medicaid access to 41,000 more Alaskans will save the state several million dollars per year according to Gov. Bill Walker’s administration. In the first year of expansion, fiscal year 2016, the State of Alaska will save $6.1 million based on figures in a Department of Health and Social Services report.

Study: Medicaid expansion to add 26,523 insured by 2021

Supreme Court’s new health law case cuts both ways

Is doctor’s office the most dangerous place for data?

Walker unveils Medicaid plan

Increasing Medicaid access to 41,000 more Alaskans will save the state several million dollars per year according to Gov. Bill Walker’s administration.

Doctors to coordinate seniors’ chronic care

Wearable sensors gather lots of data; now to make it useful

Medicaid expansion could be months away

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Legislators push back on Walker gas plan

Just as things seemed to be going reasonably well for the large Alaska LNG Project, the $45 billion to $65 billion gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas initiative in which the state is a partner, Gov. Bill Walker may be throwing a wrench into the works.

Southeast trollers fight for chums at Board of Fisheries

Regulations to increase the chum harvest for southeast trollers fell short.

Board of Fisheries keeps Southeast herring status quo

In addition to typical family squabbles over commercial salmon harvests, the Alaska Board of Fisheries had a full helping of subsistence matters to oversee during its meeting in Sitka for Southeast Alaska finfish, the bulk of which the board rejected to keep fisheries steady.

Several options on table for delivering gas to Fairbanks

JUNEAU — There are several options before the Interior Energy Project, but moving slowly is not one of them.

Prudhoe gas sales in 2020s may be well-timed for aging field

Sometime in the mid-2020s, the grand strategy for how to produce Alaska’s great Prudhoe Bay oil and gas field — send the crude oil and other liquids to market; reinject the natural gas — will be primed to pivot.
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