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Trump’s Latest Sabotage Targets Americans with Pre-existing Conditions

Trump’s Latest Sabotage Targets Americans with Pre-existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. – Following the announcement of the Trump Administration’s proposal to let insurance companies sell skimpy short-term plans year-round that skirt Affordable Care Act requirements because they do not have to cover essential health benefits like cancer treatment, substance use treatment, and maternity care and can deny…

MMR Vaccination Recommendations for the Ongoing Mumps Outbreak in Alaska

MMR Vaccination Recommendations for the Ongoing Mumps Outbreak in Alaska

The purpose of this health alert network message is to provide updated guidance for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine during the current mumps outbreak, which started in Anchorage last summer [1, 2]. To date, 214 confirmed and 33 probable cases have been reported to the Alaska Section of Epidemiology…

Federal Government to Distribute $58 million to Alaska Reinsurance Program in 2018

Federal Government to Distribute $58 million to Alaska Reinsurance Program in 2018

ANCHORAGE—Governor Bill Walker announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has calculated the federal contribution to the Alaska Reinsurance Program for calendar year 2018 will be approximately $58.5 million.  “Working together with the Alaska Legislature and the federal government, we have created an innovative solution…

Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Keeps Newborns Safe with Hugs and Kisses®

Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Keeps Newborns Safe with Hugs and Kisses®

SITKA, ALASKA, February 5, 2018 — Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH) recently installed and deployed the Hugs Wi-Fi Infant…

Homer Woman Busted for Passing Fake Bills in Anchor Point

Homer Woman Busted for Passing Fake Bills in Anchor Point

Alaska State Troopers, on Friday received a call in reporting that a 24-year-old Homer woman had attempted to…

Fresno Man Pulls 5 1/2 Foot Tapeworm from his Body

Fresno Man Pulls 5 1/2 Foot Tapeworm from his Body

An avid Salmon sashimi eater, who presumably ate sashimi made with Alaska Salmon, reported that he pulled a…

New Poll Shows First Spike in Uninsured since 2008

New Poll Shows First Spike in Uninsured since 2008

(Anchorage, AK) – Today, Gallup released a new poll showing that America’s uninsured rate jumped during Trump’s first…

Murkowski on Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Murkowski on Addressing the Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) participated in a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP)…

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