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House Finance stalls Walker's Medicaid expansion proposal

...would like to see in order for them to support advancing expansion.Medicaid comprises about 60 percent of the state health department budget and is a driver of Alaska's operating budget. The administration has seen expansion as a way to leverage...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-14/house-finance-stalls-walkers-medicai
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Walker hints at special session over Medicaid

...Some say they want to see reforms enacted, and how those are working, before moving toward expansion. The state health department has said it has reform efforts underway that could save the state about $240 million over the next six years...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-16/walker-hints-at-special-session-over
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Gov. Bill Walker plans bill on Medicaid expansion, overhaul

...Medicaid program - which is over 60 percent of the state health department budget and a driver of the state operating budget...below 27,000 by 2021. A recent report from the state health department said the state would be able to offset new costs...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-17/gov-bill-walker-plans-bill-on-medica
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Gov. Bill Walker plans bill on Medicaid expansion, overhaul

...Medicaid program - which is over 60 percent of the state health department budget and a driver of the state operating budget...below 27,000 by 2021.A recent report from the state health department said the state would be able to offset new costs...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-17/gov-bill-walker-plans-bill-on-medica
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Legislators talk medicaid, capital budget

...efforts to contain and bring down costs within Medicaid. The program that accounts for about 60 percent of the state health department budget and is a driver of the state operating budget. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, told reporters...

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

...reduce and contain costs within Medicaid before expanding the system. Medicaid comprises about 60 percent of the state health department budget and is a driver of the state operating budget.As his committee takes up Walker's bill, Rep. Paul...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-25/walker-medicaid-expansion-interior-e
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State wants to study recess, physical ed policies

...JUNEAU - Aiming to reduce childhood obesity, the state health department plans to study the policies of Alaska schools...adequate levels, said Karol Fink, manager of the state health department's Obesity Prevention and Control Program.She...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2013-10-10/state-wants-to-study-re
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...Before returned to the state position, he was senior director of the Division of Community Health Services at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage.Sherwood is a 25-year veteran of the state health department.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-13-0
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After outbreak, dairy owner plans to continue production

Although the state health department has tied more than 30 cases of an infection to a Kasilof-based...bacteria, according to the health department. After the state health department linked the outbreak to Byers' farm, it collected fecal...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-03-26/a-dairy-dilemma
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Report: Expanding Medicaid would save state millions

JUNEAU - Expanding Medicaid coverage would save Alaska money, a new state health department report said.The report, released Friday, says the state will be able to offset new costs associated with expansion by reducing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-07/report-expanding-medicaid-would-save
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