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Panel takes Medicaid-expansion items from department budget

...Medicaid through the budget process. They also called for a concurrent debate on reforming the current Medicaid system, a cost-driver in the state budget. They asked Walker to introduce expansion legislation so Alaskans can debate and design a potential expansion...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-27/panel-takes-medicaid-expansion-items
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Panel takes Medicaid-expansion items from department budget

...Medicaid through the budget process. They also called for a concurrent debate on reforming the current Medicaid system, a cost-driver in the state budget. They asked Walker to introduce expansion legislation so Alaskans can debate and design a potential expansion...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-27/panel-takes-medicaid-expansion-items
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Mobile payment programs expand businesses

...called Wallet.Consumers now have the option of downloading the pay-later payment system, Jackman said. At her business, drivers with a Wallet account set up on their phones only have to approve that the C Cups' system connects with their own, and then...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/mobile-payment-programs-expand-bus
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Central Peninsula Hospital sees rapid expansion

...Hospital has become a 228,973-square-foot facility with 773 on staff. "This is kind of a demonstration of the economic driver that our hospital is for the community," said Central Peninsula Hospital CEO Rick Davis in his quarterly financial report...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/central-peninsula-hospital-sees-ra
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Soldotna senator weighs in on the state's looming budget cuts

...R-Fairbanks, and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said they would prefer to see reforms to Medicaid, a cost driver in the budget, before moving to expansion. "I think we have to have reforms of the magnitude that actually get us savings...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/soldotna-senator-weighs-in-on-the-
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Finance member: Difficult decisions needed on budget

...R-Fairbanks, and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said they would prefer to see reforms to Medicaid, a cost driver in the budget, before moving to expansion. "I think we have to have reforms of the magnitude that actually get us savings...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-23/finance-member-difficult-decisions-n
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An Outdoor View: Don't just sit there

...phones while driving. Incidentally, statistics show that texting causes only 5 percent of the accidents. Most are caused by drivers who are distracted by cell-phone conversations.? ? ?Statistically, if you're an Alaskan sitting at a table with...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-02-19/an-outdoor-view-dont-just-sit-th
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Finance member: Tough decisions to make on budget

...R-Fairbanks, and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said they would prefer to see reforms to Medicaid, a cost driver in the budget, before moving to expansion. "I think we have to have reforms of the magnitude that actually get us savings...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-21/finance-member-tough-decisions-to-ma
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Some lawmakers worry about cost of Medicaid expansion

...multibillion-dollar budget deficit. Medicaid, which helps provide health and long-term care to low-income Alaskans, is a driver of the state's budget.Davidson said she sees expansion and reforms aimed at making Medicaid more sustainable as going hand-in-hand...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-16/some-lawmakers-worry-about-cost-of-m
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Driver hospitalized after cement truck overturns in Kasilof

...Kasilof on Thursday sending the injured driver to the hospital. Long, dirty grooves...Alaska State Troopers identified the driver as David Raines, of Kasilof. Raines...happened at about 9:45 a.m. and the driver had broken a few ribs but had no life-threatening...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-29/driver-hospitalized-after-overturnin
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