Gov. Michael J. Dunleavy’s plan to cut upwards of $270 million from the state’s Medicaid budget would drastically reshape Alaska’s health care system and be a major blow to the broader economy,... Read more
Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plan to cut upwards of $225 million from the state’s Medicaid budget would drastically reshape the overall health care system in Alaska, according to the leader of the state... Read more
Two legislators are again seeking to end the state’s healthcare certificate of need program.
Identical bills filled prefiled for the 2019 legislative session by Rep. George Rauscher, R-Wasilla, and... Read more
Alaska is significantly behind on approving Medicaid applications and in some cases applicants are waiting for months.
As of Jan. 29, Alaska had a backlog of 15,639 cases of new applicants or... Read more
A group of researchers is working on a study to take a broad look at how precision medicine could be used to benefit the health of Alaska Natives and American Indians in the Lower 48.
Funded with $2... Read more
Come 2019, Alaska workers’ compensation insurance rates are expected to fall the most in 40 years, according to state managers.
Gov. Bill Walker’s office announced Oct. 4 that workers’ compensation... Read more
KENAI — Eighteen months ago, Eli Darien walked out of Wildwood Correctional Complex in Kenai for the last time.
He’d been in and out of the prison every few months for years, largely on drug... Read more
In the four years since she took the helm at the state’s health agency, Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson has wasted no time at finding and inventing ways to broaden health care access for all Alaskans... Read more
An Alaska government takeover of healthcare is in the works. This plan will increase state spending, grow healthcare costs, and result in less flexible, less effective care.
We’ve seen this story... Read more
If you own a restaurant, plumbing company or other small business, you may be intrigued by the expected expansion of association health plans under a new rule that got a stamp of approval from the... Read more
Look for fairly consistent funding to flow into programs combating the opioid crisis over the next several years after Alaska was designated the recipient of three grants to pay for more treatment... Read more
Patients curious about what health care costs won’t have to guess anymore after the Alaska Legislature followed 30 other states in passing a law requiring providers to disclose their prices.
House... Read more
Around the Capitol, there has been talk about “the high cost of Medicaid” and what can be done about it. Just the other day legislation was introduced in the Senate that would institute work... Read more
Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska announced March 12 that the company will make a $50 million investments over five years in Alaska thanks to the tax reform bill passed by Congress in... Read more
The State of Alaska pays $12.5 million per week for its share of Medicaid expenses.
But in order for the Department of Health and Social Services to continue processing medical assistance payments... Read more
A new platform devised by Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield opens opportunities not only for the insured, but to help crack the conundrum of high medical costs.
Alaskans enrolled in the individual and... Read more
The first disbursement from the federal government to help cover Alaska’s high-cost individual insurance market pool was announced Feb. 9 at $58.5 million for 2018, an amount higher than projected.... Read more
The immigration stalemate that temporarily caused a government shutdown over a late January weekend was ended with a three-week funding bill that included a six-year extension of the Children’s... Read more