Many people find the frenzied pace of November and December a bit overwhelming.
The Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will award $7.8 million to health centers across Alaska to expand services for patients.
New census data shows that poverty has increased in Alaska, but it may not be as simple as the numbers make it look. Alaska's statewide poverty rate climbed in 2014 to 11.2 percent, a 1.3 percent increase from 2013, according to the U.S.
ATLANTA - More than a dozen states that opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years.Some lawmakers warn the price of expanding the health care program for poor and lower-income Americans could mean less money available for other state services, including education.
The Medicaid expansion described by Rep. Les Gara in his recent op-ed is a mythical creature that exists only in his dreams. To summarize the Anchorage representative: Medicaid expansion is free and won't cost Alaska a dime.
Whether in response to looming deadlines for a federal mandate, or a push for better integration between off-campus clinics and the main campus, Central Peninsula Hospital is searching for a high-tech upgrade for its electronic medical records.
JUNEAU (AP) - A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says five unaccompanied immigrant children have been sent to Alaska. Kenneth Wolfe said the children were sent to sponsors in Alaska between Jan. 1 and July 7.
JUNEAU - The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.
JUNEAU - Officials are expecting a much smoother rollout of the federally run online insurance marketplace than during last year's initial open enrollment.
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