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December 2019

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Navigating Medicaid

December 2019

Medicaid was enacted by the federal government in 1965 to pay for certain healthcare services for low-income families with dependent children and the aged, blind, and disabled. Though federally mandated, states share the cost of the program with the federal government, and each state creates and manages its own Medicaid plan, subject to federal approval.

December 2019

Navigating Medicaid

According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, which administers the state plan, Alaska’s Medicaid program covers more than 200,000 men, women, and children, providing access to healthcare services they couldn’t otherwise afford.

Bazaars

Here’s the thing: there may be those of us who plan our holiday shopping far ahead of time, stashing exactly the right gifts away months in advance, never worrying about if something is in stock or if the gift is exactly right.

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