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Channel 2 NewsThe state of Alaska is expected to share in a $500-million settlement over state and federal allegations that an India-based pharmaceutical manufacturer distributed adulterated drugs. The Department of Law says the drugs resulted in false or...
Tags: Health Insurance, Medicaid
The Associated PressThe Alaska Senate has passed a bill that would define what constitutes a "medically necessary" abortion. SB49 pertains to what abortions Alaska must pay for under the state Medicaid program. It calls on the Department of Health and Social Services to...
Channel 2 NewsA resolution pending in the Alaska House calls on Gov. Sean Parnell to "take actions necessary" to delay implementation of the federal health care overhaul. The House Health and Social Services Committee is scheduled to hear HJR14 on Tuesday. The...
Channel 2 NewsSenate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, wants to close any loop holes in the state's Medicaid law where someone could use public money for a non-medically necessary abortion. "Because it's a Supreme Court Ruling, because it's a very narrow law,...
Channel 2 NewsState officials are looking at ways to lower the growth of Alaska's health care costs. Health Commissioner Bill Streur told the House Finance Committee on Monday that the state's health care costs hit $2 billion in 2011. That includes money spent on...
Channel 2 NewsState prosecutors say an Anchorage taxi driver was fined and sentenced to probation Tuesday for improperly accepting and billing Medicaid travel vouchers, as well as selling them to federal agents. Clint Campion, the state Office of Special...
Channel 2 NewsIf you’re looking to go to the Social Security office in Anchorage, then expect a slightly shorter window. The public office is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, which was a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. Also, starting...
Tags: Medicare, Social Security
Channel 2 NewsDozens of seniors visited an Anchorage church hall of nearly 200 people and told their horror stories about Medicare to an interfaith panel Monday night. The group Anchorage Faith and Action Congregations Together decided to hold the meeting, at the...
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics, Medicare
Channel 2 NewsThe Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center has opened its doors in Midtown, boasting a brand-new building as well as state-of-the-art equipment. The Midtown center at 4951 Business Blvd., near the intersection of International Airport Road and C Street,...
Channel 2 NewsA Ketchikan midwife and nurse practitioner pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud and controlled-substance misconduct. In a plea agreement, Eileen Small has agreed to serve a year in prison, spend five years on probation, perform 80 hours of community...
Channel 2 Financial CorrespondentOver the past eight years, we have discussed the importance of both Medicare and Social Security and their impact to retirement planning. At the end of last year, 43.8 million people received Social Security retirement and survivors’ benefits;...
Channel 2 NewsThe American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska is suing the state to get medical records returned to nine patients. The Daily Sitka Sentinel (http://bit.ly/vB3zHU subscription required) reports the records were seized as part of a Medicare fraud...
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