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Judge blocks law limiting Medicaid payments for abortion

A superior court judge has blocked a law restricting Medicaid payments for abortion from going into effect.

Mother in monthslong coma has baby by C-section

A baby has been born to an Alaska woman in a coma and listed as clinically brain dead for most of the pregnancy.

Gov’s office considers suing Xerox over botched system rollout

The Governor’s office may sue Xerox Corporation for the bungled rollout of a new system to process Medicaid claims.

Begich co-sponsors bill responding to Hobby Lobby decision

Begich co-sponsors bill responding to Hobby Lobby decisionSenator Mark Begich is co-sponsoring a bill that would make it illegal for a company to deny employees certain health benefits.

Foster Farms recalls chicken products

Foster Farms recalls chicken productsSome Alaskans are among the more than 600 people nationwide infected by salmonella after eating boneless skinless chicken breast products from Foster Farms

White House makes economic case for expanding Medicaid in Alaska

White House makes economic case for expanding Medicaid in AlaskaAlaska is one of 24 states that rejected federal dollars to increase access to Medicaid.

VA official: Recruitment a challenge in Alaska

VA official: Recruitment a challenge in AlaskaThe chief of staff for the Alaska Veterans Affairs Health Care System says recruitment of doctors and nurses is one of the biggest challenges it faces.

Begich, Young split on birth control ruling

Begich, Young split on birth control rulingSen. Mark Begich says he disagrees with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that found that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

ANTHC wins $153 million settlement

$153 million is the huge new settlement for back contract support costs due the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium from the Indian Health Service.

No Fukushima radiation found in Alaska seafood

No Fukushima radiation found in Alaska seafoodAlaska health officials say testing of Alaska seafood revealed no radiation contamination from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant.