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Gov. Dunleavy's vetoes to health care funding

Emily Boerger | Jul 9, 2019 | Alaska

What They're Watching: Julie Sande, Ketchikan Pioneer Home

Laura Lundberg | Jul 9, 2019 | Alaska

GCDSE Advocacy Report highlights legislative actions impacting Trust beneficiaries

Emily Boerger | Jun 26, 2019 | Alaska

The Alaska Governor’s Council on Disabilities & Special Education (GCDSE) recently released its “Preliminary Joint Advocacy Report” on the 2019 legislative session. The report highlights actions taken during the 2019 regular session and first special session that impact Trust beneficiaries – Alaskans with mental illness, developmental disabilities, chronic alcoholism, Alzheimer’s...[ Read More ]

New paper evaluates the impacts of the PFD on health

Emily Boerger | Jun 19, 2019 | Alaska

A new study out of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage evaluates the impact of the Permanent Fund Dividend on various socio-economic outcomes in Alaska. The study looks at the PFD’s effect on employment, income inequality, health, crime, and consumption. Alaskans began receiving...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Health care budget, ACEs bill, 2019 Health Scorecard

| Jun 13, 2019 | Alaska

These are the big, beautiful days of summer - where I hope you're getting outdoors rather than thinking about health policy!  And, if so, don't fret...  We've got you covered with a few things worth tracking in Alaska health care for June, 2019.   With help from Emily Boerger  ...[ Read More ]

An update on Alaska's 1115 waiver

Emily Boerger | Jun 12, 2019 | Alaska

A recent DHSS update on Alaska’s 1115 Behavioral Health Medicaid waiver points to a July 1 implementation date for the waiver’s substance use disorder component. Enhanced SUD service coverage will begin on the first of the month, with a regional phase in.     Alaska submitted its 1115 waiver to...[ Read More ]

Health care highlights in Alaska’s budget

Emily Boerger | Jun 11, 2019 | Alaska

With Alaska’s special session set to end on June 14, the Senate passed the state’s operating budget off the floor on Monday. Action in the Senate comes after the House passed the budget over the weekend. Funding from the operating budget, the language section of the bill, and the mental...[ Read More ]

Alaska awards contract to study Medicaid block grant system and “private option”

Emily Boerger | Jun 6, 2019 | Alaska

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced its intent to award a $100,000 contract to Boston-based Public Consulting Group Inc. to write a “proof of concept paper” analyzing Medicaid program reforms, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported on Wednesday.     In early May, DHSS issued an IRFP...[ Read More ]

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