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Alaska stops Medicaid providers inflation-linked increases

...as a result.The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is freezing rates that usually increase to account...where we thought we would be as a state," Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson said of Alaska's gaping...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-30/alaska-stops-medicaid-providers-infl
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Public Health Center to launch community vaccine clinics

...not come at a better time for the residents and children of Kenai. On June 9, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced that Alaska's first case of measles in over a decade was confirmed in Fairbanks. According to Public...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-11/public-health-center-to-launch-commu
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Alaska residents rank 3 state services as low priority

...continue funding the operations after oil prices plummeted.Just about every service of the Department of Health and Social Services was ranked as critical, aside from the Alaska Pioneers' Homes, which participants said should serve more people...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-07/alaska-residents-rank-3-state-servic
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State health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning

...shellfish poisoning from a mixture of clams harvested from a beach north of Ketchikan. Alaska Department of Health and Social Services officials confirmed Monday that a person became sick on the evening of April 24 from a mixture of horse, manilla...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-04/state-health-officials-confirm-case-
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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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Medical providers look at implications of health care expansion

...percent of the federal poverty level - less than $20,313 per year. According to the state Department of Health and Social Services, which administers Medicaid in Alaska, the expansion would offer Medicaid to 40,000 new users statewide, including...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-12/medical-providers-look-at-implicatio
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Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps

...fiscal year. The deficits recall recession-era anxiety about plunging tax revenue and deep cuts to education, social services and other government-funded programs. The sheer number of states facing budget gaps prompted Standard & Poor's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-09/nearly-half-of-states-expect-to-conf
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Legislative Information Office teleconference schedule for April 8

...Education; School Absence SB 1 Regulation of Smoking. Testimony will be taken.Thursday 3:00pmThe House Health & Social Services Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 99 Voluntary Termination of Life. Testimony will be taken...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-07/legislative-information-office-telec
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Medical administrators look at implications of health care expansion

...information is evaluated by the Department of Health and Social Services' Division of Public Assistance, DPA, which handles...In an email by Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Public Information Officer Catherine Stadem, members...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-14/medical-administrators-look-at-impli
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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 become...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-04-05
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