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Interview with Dr. Ben Zaniello, Collective Medical Technologies

| Nov 14, 2017 | Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington

What They're Watching: Bill Popp

Kylie Walsh | Nov 9, 2017 | Alaska

Bill Popp, President and CEO of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss Alaska's fiscal crisis and its impact on healthcare. We haven’t seen a lot of traction on policy issues or on innovation in healthcare, other than in the Native...[ Read More ]

Alaska Attorney General alleges deceptive practices by opioid manufacturer

| Nov 3, 2017 | Alaska

As part of the State’s ongoing efforts in battling Alaska’s opioid crisis, Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, the maker of the opioid OxyContin. The lawsuit alleges that Purdue used deceptive practices in violation of state consumer protection laws, such as promoting the use of OxyContin...[ Read More ]

Alaska's key takeaways from new HHS report

Emily Boerger | Oct 30, 2017 | Alaska

In anticipation of open enrollment beginning Wednesday, this morning the Department of Health & Human Services released a research brief outlining the available health plan options and costs for the states using HealthCare.gov. Here are a couple of key takeaways for Alaska: Alaska is one of eight states that will...[ Read More ]

Walker-Mallott Administration releases comprehensive Public Safety Action Plan

| Oct 30, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker today announced the release of the State’s Public Safety Action Plan. In August, Governor Walker tasked Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth to work with Commissioners Walt Monegan, Valerie Davidson, and Dean Williams to identify concrete action items that the State can take to help reverse the crime trend...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker Urges Passage of Bipartisan Health Care Legislation

| Oct 19, 2017 | Alaska

ANCHORAGE—Governor Bill Walker joined nine other governors urging Congressional leaders to expedite passage of bipartisan legislation to make quality health insurance more affordable. Senator Lisa Murkowski has cosponsored the bill. “I am pleased to see that federal lawmakers are coming together in a bipartisan manner to both protect and increase...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Benefits of CSR cuts, Al Wall, Alaska Common Ground

| Oct 16, 2017 | Alaska

We are still coming down from hanging out with 300 of our closest friends in Alaska health care two weeks ago at our 2017 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference.  It was a great event, and I think it captured a new level of energy, enthusiasm and - dare...[ Read More ]