Update, 2:12 p.m. 11/15/2013: A Storify post recapping the press conference and its coverage on Twitter is now embedded below.
Update, 12:05 p.m. 11/15/2013: The press conference has ended. Gov. Parnell says he will not expand Medicaid in Alaska, citing the cost to federal taxpayers and passing debt on to future generations. He says he’ll create a new Medicaid Reform Advisory Group to study and propose new ways to improve health care and reduce costs.
Gov. Sean Parnell is holding a press conference in Anchorage today scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on whether Alaska will expand Medicaid coverage or not.
Medicaid is a federal safety net program that helps poor people pay for health care.
You can watch the press conference here:
- Young says he sympathizes with the 9/11 victims, but says the law allowing them to sue Saudi Arabia threatens national security and the safety of Americans deployed abroad.
- About 4,500 acres of heavily-logged forest will return to wilderness under a deal involving the federal government and a Southeast Alaska Native corporation.
- Andy Larson, 79, and Matthew Hanes, 32, hoisted from S/V Rafiki about 170 miles south of Sand Point early Wednesday.
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