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Senate OKs medevac memberships

Senate OKs medevac membershipsLegislation allowing a popular air-ambulance service’s membership program to continue serving Alaskans passed the state Senate today.

Abortion bill advances on tight vote

Abortion bill advances on tight voteThe bill that puts restrictions on Medicaid payments for abortions was advanced without any money for family planning services.

Family planning services axed from abortion bill

Family planning services axed from abortion billAfter being shelved for nearly a year, a bill meant to limit Medicaid payouts for abortion is back – and it’s missing a component that made it more agreeable to the Legislature’s social moderates.

Employers struggle with ballooning cost of workers’ comp medical bills

Employers in Alaska pay the highest workers compensation premiums in the country. And most of that cost goes toward medical claims.

Why are Wrangell and Petersburg covered in dots?

Why are Wrangell and Petersburg covered in dots?Last weekend, in the middle of the night, 100 red dots mysteriously appeared on benches, signposts and trees around Wrangell and Petersburg.

5,000 Alaskans sign up on Healthcare.gov

5,000 Alaskans sign up on Healthcare.govThe new numbers released yesterday include enrollments through the beginning of the month and show a 30% jump since the end of the December.

Legislation would reinstate medevac membership programs

Legislation would reinstate medevac membership programsSoutheast lawmakers have introduced the legislation in both the House and Senate

Court temporarily suspends restrictions on Medicaid-funded abortions

Court temporarily suspends restrictions on Medicaid-funded abortionsAn Anchorage Superior Court judge has temporarily suspended a regulation that would have restricted women who qualify for Medicaid funded abortions.

Assembly, BRH board to discuss severance packages

Assembly, BRH board to discuss severance packagesAs much of the meeting as possible will be open, but some issues will be discussed in executive session.

Planned Parenthood tries to block abortion regulation

Planned Parenthood tries to block abortion regulationPlanned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against the state last week, objecting to new limitations being placed on abortions paid for by Medicaid.