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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...
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...
The largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history means more than $1.4 million for Alaska. The state attorney general's office says that is Alaska's share of a settlement with GlaxoSmithKline. The company agreed to pay a total of $3 billion to...
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...
The following guest commentary was written by David Chaffee, of Petoskey, former Title XX Social Services Administrator, Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation, State of Michigan. Gov. Snyder's bold lead to expand Medicaid to 133 percent of the...
When the national healthcare law takes full effect next year, millions of Americans risk disrupted health coverage because of common life events: getting married or divorced, having children or taking on a second job. As their family incomes change,...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cancer patients and survivors in Michigan are expected to call on lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage for about 400,000 uninsured Michigan residents. About 75 people who have experienced cancer and their family members...
The only thing less pleasant than a stay in the hospital is having to go right back there to deal with complications. And experts say it happens all too often. One in 8 elderly patients is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged...
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