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Lawmakers discuss right-to-die legislation

...loved one would have benefited from the right to choose to die with the help of a physician.The House Health and Social Services Committee discussed a bill proposed by Rep. Harriet Drummond, D-Anchorage, that would allow terminally ill patients...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-09/lawmakers-discuss-right-to-die-legis
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Legislators talk medicaid, capital budget

...R-Fairbanks, said the committee will try to get a better handle on the issues involved. Meanwhile, the Senate Health and Social Services Committee also is working on Medicaid legislation. Committee chair Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said he has...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-04-05
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Walker: Medicaid expansion, Interior energy bill must-haves

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker said he considers Medicaid expansion and an Interior energy bill to be must-haves for the remainder of the legislative session.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-25/walker-medicaid-expansion-interior-e
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Panel takes Medicaid-expansion items from department budget

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A House subcommittee on Friday removed items related to Medicaid expansion from the Alaska health department's budget, despite the objections of minority Democrats, and called on Gov. Bill Walker to introduce a separate bill on expansion to spur a fuller debate.

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

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A House subcommittee on Friday removed items related to Medicaid expansion from the Alaska health department's budget, despite the objections of minority Democrats, and called on Gov. Bill Walker to introduce a separate bill on expansion to spur a fuller debate.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-27/panel-takes-medicaid-expansion-items
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Lawmakers hear from community officials on marijuana rules

...looking for in the state's regulations, said committee chair Rep. Cathy Tilton, R-Wasilla.The House Health and Social Services Committee also held a hearing on marijuana Tuesday, where it discussed a bill that would delay regulations for marijuana...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-03/lawmakers-hear-from-community-offici
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Legislator seeks delay in marijuana-concentrates regulations

...litigation, "which it would surely lose."Republican Rep. Paul Seaton, the incoming chair of the House Health and Social Services Committee, said Friday that he wants regulations taken up in manageable units so there can be adequate time for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-17/legislator-seeks-delay-in-marijuana-
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Soldotna tobacco shop goes viral in smoking ban debate

With a smoking ban bill in both the Alaska Senate and House of Representatives, Lucky Raven Tobacco owner Patricia Patterson took a different approach to express her disagreement to lawmakers.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-02/soldotna-tobacco-shop-goes-viral-in-
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Seaton, Diament debate the issues

...as "Seatonizing a bill," he said.Having served on the Fisheries, State Affairs, Education, and Health and Social Services committees, "all things of vital concerns here on the peninsula," Seaton said he is currently co-chair of the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-25/seaton-diament-debate-the-issues
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Statewide health care costs are biting harder

Morris News Service - AlaskaThe estimates were developed for the Alaska Health Care Commission by the University of Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic Research. Businesses and families are getting hit: At $11,926 per employee, Alaska has the highest average annual cost for employee health benefits in the nation, twice what employers in some other states pay. Between 2003 and 2010 the share of health benefits paid by employees increased from 17 percent to 22 percent for family coverage.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-02-16/statewide-health-care-costs-are-biti
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