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Op-ed: 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

...for those over 65.Today, 55 million Americans rely on Medicare to provide needed care, including preventive services, hospital stays, lab tests, critical supplies, and prescription drugs. It's hard to remember that in 1965 many disabled people...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-29/op-ed-50-years-of-medicare-and-me
Opinion
Assembly shoots down service area boundary changes

...authorizing the Central Peninsula Hospital to buy the Women's Center...July, and approached the hospital to see if there was an interest...care business by allowing our hospitals to buyout the competition...influx of patients to the hospital necessitates the purchase...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-28/assembly-shoots-down-service-area-bo
News
Soldotna man arrested on assault charges

...Pretrial Facility with no bail pending his Wednesday arraignment. The victim of the assault was treated for injuries at Central Peninsula Hospital, according to the dispatch. Reach Megan Pacer at megan.pacer@peninsulaclarion.com.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-28/soldtona-man-arrested-on-assault-cha
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Area emergency responders, health care providers top notch

Recently, I spent a week with our EMTs, ER, ICU, Central Peninsula Hospital and Providence Hospital in Anchorage. The high level of caring, professionalism and competence they gave me left Marge and I very...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-24/area-emergency-responders
Letters
Remission is a wonderful response to leukemia

...at the same time and was hospitalized for eight days, with a civil war still being waged in my stomach and gut.University Hospital, like my doctor's office, was good to me. I recovered at home.My reduced defense against diseases wasn't over, though...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-07-24/remission-is-a-wonderful-respon
Community
Voices of Alaska: Medicaid expansion: It's time

...people and our economy.Alaska hospitals absorb more than $100 million in...threaten the viability of our community hospitals. Based on the experience in states that have expanded Medicaid, Alaska hospitals anticipate a reduction of $20 to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-18/voices-of-alaska-medicaid-expansi
Opinion
Heroin use on the rise; impacts felt on Kenai Peninsula

...in-patient and out-patient hospital costs exceeded $2 million...for the Central Peninsula Hospital Behavioral Health Department...came from only ten Alaskan hospitals that consistently recorded...Browning pointed out that hospital data can't account for the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-18-0
News
Medicaid enrollment surges, stirs worry about state budgets

...some of their own services for the uninsured, such as mental and behavioral health programs, and by reducing payments to hospitals and other providers for treatment of the uninsured.Kentucky saved $9 million in 2014 as enrollees in behavioral and mental...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-19/medicaid-enrollment-surges-stirs-wor
News
Federal investigators expected at site of plane crash

...caused the single-engine aircraft to crash.Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau said two passengers were airlifted to a Seattle trauma...and Jose Vasquez of Puerto Rico, were admitted to the Juneau hospital and listed in stable condition.Wings of Alaska flies scheduled...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-18/federal-investigators-expected-at-si
News
Wreckage from plane crash flown to Juneau

...the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, a hospital spokeswoman said.Hanlon-Abel's cousin, Juneau's Irene Knudson...Rico, continued to be in stable condition Monday, according to a hospital spokesman.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-20/wreckage-from-plane-crash-flown-to-j
News

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