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Governor Walker reacts to vote on motion to begin debate on ACA repeal

| Jul 25, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker today reacted to the U.S. Senate’s approval of a Motion to Proceed to debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA): As I have said before, I will not support any healthcare bill that hurts Alaskans or their access to care. Alaskans deserve a fair and transparent...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker’s Statement on Senate Health Care Bill

| Jun 22, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker released the following statement today on the discussion draft of the Senate Republican health care bill: Alaskans pay the highest health care premiums in the country. In the Lower 48, a medical emergency typically means a $400 ambulance ride. In Alaska, it often means a $50,000 medevac....[ Read More ]

Governor Walker signs legislation to insure dependents of fallen peace officers and firefighters

| Jun 21, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker today signed legislation to ease the financial burden of families and dependents of peace officers and firefighters who make the ultimate sacrifice. House Bill 23 is the culmination of years of effort by advocates, loved ones, and community members—and provides continued health insurance coverage for the surviving...[ Read More ]

Alaska Receives $2 Million Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Abuse

| Apr 20, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker announced today the next steps in building a safer Alaska: the state will receive a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat heroin and opioid addiction. The funds come from the two-year State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker issues statement on proposed federal healthcare legislation

| Mar 23, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker issued the following statement today on the proposed American Healthcare Act that is currently being considered by Congress: "For the past two years, my team and I have heard from Alaskans statewide who received life-saving procedures, critical care for loved ones, and peace of mind knowing they...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker Announces Alaska’s Participation in Medicaid Leadership Institute

| Sep 23, 2015 | Alaska

September 23, 2015 ANCHORAGE — Governor Bill Walker announced this week that Alaska was named as one of six states chosen to participate in the 2015-2016 Medicaid Leadership Institute beginning in October. The other states named by The National Governors Association (NGA) and the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS)...[ Read More ]