The Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) reacted to the Department of Health & Social Services’ plan to reduce the Medicaid budget by $700 million over two years, beginning with a $187 million cut in FY 20.
An article published last May in the Journal of the American Medical Association caught my eye and put new and brighter light on what resource development means for Alaskans.
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has hired Elliot J. Bruhl, M.D. to assume the newly created systemwide position of Vice President/Chief Medical Officer (VP/CMO).
For business owners, increasing healthcare costs are squeezing out other investments and limiting growth opportunities. But it is not all bad news; positive things are happening too.
Sober pop-up bars appearing and alcohol-free drink options being added to the menus of famous restaurants and bars across the globe are proof that living a sober lifestyle is gaining popularity. Alaska is no exception.
Representatives Tiffany Zulkosky (D-Bethel), Zack Fields (D-Anchorage), and Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) released a memorandum from the non-partisan Division of Legal and Research Services confirming that the Governor of Alaska is legally obligated to accept federal funding to cover the Medicaid expansion population in Alaska.