5 Things Alaska: End of session, Q&A w/ Lindsey Kato, Rural hospitals
Emily Boerger | May 19, 2022 | Alaska
The Alaska legislative session has finally started in both chambers, legislation has started to move from committees and even from the house of origin. But this session is different from other sessions due to COVID-19 restrictions in the capitol building. So State of Reform decided to get a perspective from
According to a memorandum sent to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee on March 3rd, the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of the Inspector General has selected Alaska for a desk review. This desk review will cover the state’s use of the Coronavirus Relief Fund. The department selected Alaska due
Two statewide offices, 11 Senate seats, and all 40 House seats are on the ballot for Alaska’s August 18th primary. With that in mind, here’s a rundown of races we’ll be watching, particularly among those featuring incumbents who have a hand in shaping Alaska’s health policy. Four of the five
It's good news that Alaska's economy is re-opening. But, when will things actually return to normal? Cruises and tourism will likely miss a season. Oil prices remain low. Seafood processors won't be able to staff up (below). If you go out in a mask now, you're probably going to keep
Senate Bill 90, which aims to reduce the cost of health insurance for employees of Alaska's school districts by moving the purchasing of those benefits to the state, will not pass the legislature by the end of this year’s session, according to legislative staff. Under the bill sponsored by Sen.
The purpose of "5 Things We're Watching" is to provide a snapshot of things we think are important for senior health care leaders to be aware of. Currently, we're watching the final "March Madness" push to enroll people in coverage through the insurance marketplaces. Efforts appear to be strong in