Upcoming Conference
Alaska, October 3, 2017

Is the ADN biased in its health policy reporting?

DJ Wilson | Sep 22, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Walker joins bipartisan governors in calling for state input on health care decisions

| Sep 19, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker joined nine other governors today in a continued bipartisan push to Congressional leadership to institute a comprehensive process when addressing health care—and to include states’ and other stakeholders’ input before making final decisions. “Alaskans pay more for health care than do most Americans,” Governor Walker said. “Before...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Sen. Dan Sullivan, Amazon in health care, Lori Wing-Heier

| Sep 19, 2017 | Alaska

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming 2017 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference in two weeks!  If you haven't reviewed the Topical Agenda, check it out here. Now, on to 5 Things We're Watching in Alaska health care, many of which you'll hear...[ Read More ]

Sen. Shelley Hughes on the decision to go outside for medical care

DJ Wilson | Sep 18, 2017 | Alaska

On August 29th, Sen. Shelley Hughes posted on her public Facebook page her rationale for leaving Alaska to travel to Spokane to receive treatment for her recently diagnosed breast cancer. It's an important act of courage to share her story publicly, particularly given her role as a Senator and a...[ Read More ]

Sen. Shelley Hughes provides a post-breast surgery report

DJ Wilson | Sep 18, 2017 | Alaska

Sen. Shelley Hughes was diagnosed with breast cancer over the summer.  Last week, she went through a double mastectomy operation. This week, she was already back into advocacy form.  She posted the following video first to her personal page, but then re-posted it to her public Facebook site. We've known...[ Read More ]

Podcast: State Representative Geran Tarr on Alaska Politics

| Sep 8, 2017 | Alaska

"To hell with politics, just do what's right for Alaska," was US Senator Ted Stevens motto. With an Independent governor, a Democratic lieutenant governor,  a coalition majority caucus in the House, and a Republican majority caucus in the Senate, Alaska state government appears to have embraced Senator Stevens' motto. We...[ Read More ]

Letter: Health Care Authority Feasibility Study

| Sep 7, 2017 | Alaska

View the original letter here. Dear Senator Kelly and Speaker Edgmon; As you know, Alaska suffers from among the highest health care costs in the country. As a result of the burden this places on the state budget as well as the overall economy, Senate Bill 74 (2016) directs the...[ Read More ]