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Channel 2 NewsAn Anchorage husband and wife have been sentenced for endangering the welfare of an adult, after billing Medicaid for care they didn’t provide to a diabetic man who later had two of his toes amputated. According to a Thursday statement from...
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...
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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 Associated PressStarting Tuesday (January 1, 2013), health insurance policies in Alaska will be required to cover treatment of autism spectrum disorders. A portion of that bill, setting up a task force to study such things as the state providing insurance coverage...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska Gov. Sean Parnell has opted not to create a state-run health insurance exchange and will instead rely on the federal government to run the program. Parnell made the decision months ago and said he was standing by that as the federal Nov. 15 federal...
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 CorrespondentWe all know it’s best to start saving for retirement at a young age. Doing so allows your savings more time to grow and compound. The difficult part is finding money to save, especially if you are just getting established and raising a family. ...
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