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August 24, 2014

  • Alaska Health Policy Review Publication Update

June 30, 2014

  • Introduction to the Alaska Commission on Aging
  • Interview with Mary Shields, Alaska Commission on Aging
  • Resources

May 27, 2014

  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Alaska Commission on Aging Solicits Input on Senior Issues
  • Alaska Health Care Commission Update
  • Health Policy News Digest
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Medicaid Expansion
  • Health Care System Reports and Commentary
  • Food and Nutrition Policy

April 25, 2014

  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

April 18, 2014

  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

April 11, 2014

  • Today! Hang Out on Google + and Learn More About Active Transportation
  • Today! Partners in Policymaking Application Deadline
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

April 4, 2014

  • National Public Health Week is April 7 – 13
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 28, 2014

  • Interview: Faith Myers and Dorrance Collins, Mental Health Advocates: Part 2 of 2
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 21, 2014

  • Interview: Faith Myers and Dorrance Collins, Mental Health Advocates: Part 1 of 2
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 14, 2014

  • Interview with Jim Gottstein of PsychRights
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 7, 2014

  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 28, 2014

  • Affordable Care Act in the News
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 21, 2014

  • Anchorage Legislative Caucus Schedules Public Meeting
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 14, 2014

  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 7, 2014

  • Alaska Health Care Commission Reports to the Governor and the Legislature
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

January 31, 2014

  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

January 24, 2014

  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology
  • National Health Policy in the News

January 17, 2014

  • Prefiled Bills Released on January 10, 2014
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

December 20, 2013

  • Kelby’s Catalytic Corner: Because Policy Doesn’t Sit at a Desk: Healthy Alaskans Mental Health Indicators
  • Interview with Melvin Jones, Youth Peer Leader Advisor with Teck John Baker Youth Leaders
  • Interview with Chloe Naylor, Youth Leader with Teck John Baker Youth Leaders
  • Interview with Jennifer Smith, Youth Leader with Teck John Baker Youth Leaders
  • Interview with Norm Eck, Northwest Arctic Borough School District Superintendent
  • Report on the December Alaska Health Care Commission Meeting
  • National Health Policy in the News

November 29, 2013

  • Kelby’s Catalytic Corner: Because Policy Doesn’t Sit at a Desk
  • Interview with Michelle Woods of Teck John Baker Youth Leaders
  • Interview with Andie Zink of Teck John Baker Youth Leaders
  • Where We Are Now: Medicaid Expansion in Alaska
  • Are You Interested in Learning More about Policy in Alaska?
  • National Health Policy Topics in the News

October 31, 2013

  • Tackling Healthcare.gov: First Person Account by Mara Machulsky
  • ANTHC: Informing Alaskans About The Affordable Care Act
  • Interview with Sue Brogan, United Way of Anchorage
  • Interview with Kathy Binkley, Wilson Agency
  • Interview with Tyann Boling, Enroll Alaska
  • Alaska Health Policy Calendar

September 20, 2013

  • Interview with Robert Sewell, SHARP Program Manager
  • SHARP-II Program: Applications Due September 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM
  • Alaska Health Workforce Coalition Report
  • 2012 Alaska Health Workforce Vacancy Study Release Soon
  • Healthy Alaskans 2020 Top 25 Alaska Health Concerns Released
  • Commonwealth Fund Reports: Meeting the Need of Low-Income Populations
  • Health Systems in Transition Series Review of U.S. Health System Issued
  • September is Hunger Action Month

August 30, 2013

  • Hunger Action Month
  • Interview with Elizabeth Hodges: UAA Public Health Program
  • Interview with Nick Moe: Alaska Center for the Environment
  • Interview with Leif Albertson: UAF Cooperative Extension Service in Bethel
  • Interview with Heidi Rader: Tribes Extension Educator for Interior Alaska
  • Interview with Julie Riley: UAF Cooperative Extension Service in Anchorage
  • Interview with GeorgeAnne Sprinkle: Alaska Community Action on Toxics
  • Interview with Lisa Sadlier-Hart: Sitka Local Foods Network
  • September is Hunger Action Month
  • SHARP-II Program: Round Two August 9 – September 30
  • Alaska Health Care Commission/DHSS Stakeholder Meeting Held
  • Health Data Exploration Project Wants Your Input
  • Congressional Work Period Ends Soon

July 30, 2013

  • Interview with Mary Sullivan, Food Bank of Alaska Advocacy Director

June 28, 2013

  • Interview with Danny Consenstein of the Alaska Food Policy Council

May 23, 2013

  • Interview with Phyllis Rhodes of Identity, Inc
  • Affordable Care Act and Implications of Medicaid Expansion in Alaska
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move

April 19, 2013

  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

April 12, 2013

  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology
  • Legislative Committee Meetings

April 5, 2013

  • Selected Tweets from the National Public Health Week Tweet Chat Event
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology
  • Legislative Committee Meetings

March 29, 2013

  • Alaska a Leader in Advancing Use of Health Information Technology
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology
  • Legislative Committee Meetings

March 22, 2013

  • Affordable Care Act and Implications of Medicaid Expansion in Alaska
  • American Public Health Association Public Health Fellowship
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology
  • Legislative Committee Meetings

March 15, 2013

  • Kelby’s Catalytic Corner: Because Policy Doesn’t Sit at a Desk: March is National Nutrition Month
  • American Public Health Association Public Health Fellowship
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology
  • Legislative Committee Meetings

March 8, 2013

  • Health Policy News Briefs
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology
  • Legislative Committee Meetings

February 22, 2013

  • Volunteer Interviewers Needed for a National Hunger Study
  • APHA, Piktochart Launch Public Health Infographic Contest
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology
  • Legislative Committee Meetings

February 15, 2013

  • Health Policy News Briefs
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology
  • Legislative Committee Meetings

February 1, 2013

  • Kelby’s Catalytic Corner: Because Policy Doesn’t Sit at a Desk: Which of these is not like the others?
  • Resources Related to Kelby’s Catalytic Corner
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology
  • Legislative Committee Meetings

January 25, 2013

  • Interview with Lisa Aquino of Healthy Alaskans 2020
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Legislative Committee Meetings
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

January 18, 2013

  • Q & A with Mary Minor, ND
  • Alaska Center for Public Policy Legislative Priority Survey: Brief Report
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

December 18, 2012

  • Health Care Policy Around the World
  • The Urban Institute: Fiscal Cliff Toolkit
  • Improving the Quality and Efficiency of U.S. Health Care

October 30, 2012

  • Interview with Michael Fischer, MD
  • Q & A with Deb Erickson, Alaska Health Care Commission Executive Director
  • Healthy Alaskans 2020 First Survey Period Complete

September 25, 2012

  • Interview with Chris Rose of Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP)
  • Mongolia: A Public Health Commentary
  • Healthy Alaskans 2020 Launched
  • Health Policy-Related News Briefs

August 21, 2012

  • Interview with Debbie Thompson, Alaska Nurses Association
  • Alaska Center for Public Policy Intern Studies
  • Physician Self-Referral: Health Care Implications and Policy Recommendations for the state of Alaska
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention in Alaska

July 17, 2012

  • Interview with Larry Weiss, Founder of Alaska Center for Public Policy
  • Kelby’s Catalytic Corner: Because Policy Doesn’t Sit at a Desk

May 22, 2012

  • Interview with Pat Luby of AARP Alaska
  • Health Policy-Related Bills Passed by the 27th Alaska Legislature
  • Final Results of Other Health Policy-Related Legislative Bills

April 13, 2012

  • Interview with Dr. Paul Anderson of the Division of Public Health – Part Two
  • A Presentation by The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

April 6, 2012

  • Interview with Dr. Paul Anderson of the Division of Public Health – Part One
  • Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 30, 2012

  • A Presentation by Alex Spector: Part Two
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 23, 2012

  • A Presentation by Alex Spector: Part One
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 16, 2012

  • An Interview with Fred Brown: Part Two
  • Dangerous by Design 2011
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 9, 2012

  • An Interview with Fred Brown: Part One
  • Drivers of Health Care Costs in Alaska
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 2, 2012

  • Health Lobbyists in Alaska
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 24, 2012

  • Interview with Len Stewart
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 17, 2012

  • Interview with Len Stewart
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 10, 2012

  • Interview with Jay Butler: Part Two
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 3, 2012 

  • Interview with Jay Butler: Part 1
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move

January 27, 2012

  • Medicaid By Legislative District
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

January 20, 2012

  • Interview with Kimberly Stryker
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

January 13, 2012

  • Interview with Kimberly Stryker
  • Previous Legislative Session Review
  • Pre-Filed Bills

December 20, 2011

  • Interview with Senator Wielechowski
  • Legislation to Create a Toxic Toys Consumer Watch List for Parents
  • Drivers of Health Care Costs in Alaska and Comparison States
  • Alaska Health Care Commission Report

November 22, 2011

  • Interview with UNITE HERE Local 878 Staff and Members
  • Transforming Health Care in Alaska
  • Correction

October 27, 2011

  • Interview with Bruce Lamoureux

September 22, 2011

  • Interview with Vicki Faciane
  • September is National Preparedness Month
  • Alaska Center for Rural Health Education Centers New CACHE
  • Upcoming Films in The Trust’s New Mental Health Film Series
  • Comments Solicited on Human Research Subject Rules

August 18, 2011

  • Interview with Carmen Gutierrez
  • ISER Reports Alaska’s Health-Care Bill: $7.5 Billion and Climbing
  • New Health Care Commission Member Appointed
  • APHA Announces Public Health Newswire
  • Congressional Action Network Webinar Recording Available

July 19, 2011

  • Interview with Bruce Scandling of ASHNHA
  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: 2010 Update
  • Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Cost Alaska Jobs and Revenue
  • CON Watch

June 23, 2011

  • Interview with Shelley Hughes of Alaska Primary Care Association
  • Vermont Enacts Single-Payer Healthcare
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance for Health Care Providers
  • Legislative Update: Joint Advocacy Priorities

April 22, 2011

  • Interview with Elizabeth Ripley of Mat-Su Health Foundation: Part 2
  • Overview of Alaska Medicaid Task Force: Option H
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

April 15, 2011

  • Overview of Alaska Medicaid Task Force: Options A and B
  • House Budget Plan Hurts Patients, Health Care Providers, and the Economy
  • Small Businesses: Learn to take advantage of health care tax credit
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

April 8, 2011

  • Overview of Alaska Medicaid Task Force: Options A and B
  • House Budget Plan Hurts Patients, Health Care Providers, and the Economy
  • Small Businesses: Learn to take advantage of health care tax credit
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

April 1, 2011

  • Interview with Representative Les Gara
  • How Federal Agencies Meet Health Care Needs in Alaska
  • ACA Resource Offers Information and Guidance
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 25, 2011

  • Interview with Mary Grisco of All Alaska Pediatric Partnership: Part Two
  • Alaska Medicaid Task Force Soliciting Public Comment
  • New Issue Brief Looks at Medicaid’s Role in State Budgets
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 18, 2011

  • Interview with Mary Grisco of All Alaska Pediatric Partnership: Part One
  • What Conservative States Want: Health Care for Children
  • New Webinar Series on the Affordable Care Act & Small Business
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 11, 2011

  • Interview with Judith Bendersky of the Medicare Information Office
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 4, 2011

  • Interview with Diane Kaplan of Rasmuson Foundation
  • Affordable Care Act One-year Anniversary March 23
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 25, 2011

  • Guest Commentary: ACA Ruling is Surprising and Confusing
  • Guest Commentary: Consider Context of Insurance Decision
  • HHS Recovery Act: Alaska Highlights
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 18, 2011

  • Health Care Lobbying in Alaska – Part 2
  • SB 70 Creates “A Health Insurance Exchange on our own Terms”
  • Student Health Plan Enrollees Gain Protections Under Affordable Care Act
  • Important Tax Information for Small Businesses
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 11, 2011

  • Health Care Lobbying in Alaska – Part 1
  • Alaska Ranks 30th on State Scorecard on Child Health System Performance
  • Point Thomson Health Impact Assessment Update
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 4, 2011

  • APHA President: Public Health is Social Justice
  • Clark School-Based Health Center Update
  • Health Impact Assessment to be Included in Energy Development Plan
  • Implications of Federal Court Ruling on ACA
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

January 28, 2011

  • Governor Shumlin on Single-Payer Initiative in Vermont
  • Chemical Caused Nerve Damage to Military Base Workers
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

January 21, 2011

  • Interview with Pam Miller of Alaska Community Action on Toxics
  • Suicide Prevention Council Releases 2010 Report
  • CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report 2011 Released
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

January 14, 2011

  • Highlights of the Alaska Health Care Commission 2010 Draft Report
  • Alaska Receives Performance Bonus for Improving Children’s Health Care
  • How Will the Affordable Care Act Bolster Primary Care?
  • CON Watch
  • Bill Watch: Prefiled Health Policy Bills

December 21, 2010

  • Interview with Alaska State Senator Johnny Ellis
  • Interview with Tari O’Connor of Clark School-Based Health Center

November 23, 2010

  • Interview with Richard Neubauer
  • Interview with Ward Hurlburt
  • Are Substance Abusers Trust Beneficiaries?

October 26, 2010

  • Interview with Senator Hollis French
  • Interview with GCI ConnectMD’s Ron Hale
  • New Study: U.S. Life Expectancy Continues to Fall Behind Other Countries

September 21, 2010

  • Interview with Mary Tonsmeire
  • Industry’s Role in Health Care Workforce Development in Alaska

August 24, 2010

  • The Question of “Medically Necessary” and Related Issues
  • Discourse Regarding Too Much Money
  • Health Care for Children under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Erratum

July 26, 2010

  • Interview with Dr. Jay Butler of Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Interview with Pat Luby of AARP Alaska
  • Guest Commentary: Who’s Who, Where’s Where and Why is Why

June 10, 2010

  • Interview with Linda Hall
  • Interview with Barb Angaiak

May 4, 2010

  • Overview of National Health Reform by Deb Erickson
  • Alaska Congressional Delegation: Health Reform in Alaska
  • Final Status of Selected Health Policy Bills: 2010 Legislative Recap

April 16, 2010

  • Interview with Wayne Stevens from Alaska State Chamber of  Commerce
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

April 9, 2010

  • Prison Inmate Health Care in Alaska
  • Health Care For Alaska’s Prisoners: Troubling Findings
  • MRSA Infections in Alaska’s Prisons
  • Certificate of Need (CON) Watch
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

April 2, 2010

  • Proposed Medicare-Only Clinic: A Presentation by Dr. Rhyneer
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 26, 2010

  • Mark Foster: Health Policy, Regulation, Technology, and Economics – Part 2
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 12, 2010

  • “Myth Busting” with Jeff Davis, President of Premera Alaska – Part 2
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 5, 2010

  • Interview with Hotel Workers from UNITE HERE Local 878
  • Take Alaska Health Policy Class in Fall 2010…In Your Jammies!
  • New Study: Alaska Medicaid Trends
  • CON Watch
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 26, 2010

  • “Myth Busting” with Jeff Davis, President of Premera Alaska
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 19, 2010

  • Will Alaska Hospitals do the Right Thing? Hearing on HB 168
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 12, 2010

  • Interview with Mexican Consul Jose Luis Cuevas
  • New Legislation Calls for Action to Create Medicare Clinics
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 5, 2010

  • Strategies to Attract and Keep Health Care Providers in Alaska
  • New State-Based Health Reform Resources
  • Will Alaska Legislators Support Community Health Centers?
  • Future of Alaska Health Care Commission
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

January 29, 2010

  • Medicaid in Alaska: Myths Dispelled
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

January 22, 2010

  • Health Care Costs and Medicare in Alaska
  • Budget Analysis Through the Eyes of the Alaska Primary Care Association
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

January 15, 2010

  • Alaska Health Care Commission: Current and Future Status
  • First Session Legislative Recap: Wins and Losses in 2009
  • Bill Tracking: Pre-filed Health Policy Bills
  • Certificate of Need Watch

December 15, 2009

  • A Few Comments Regarding SB 61: The Alaska Health Care Program
  • Interview with Mike Kelly
  • Health Care Workforce Shortages in Alaska: Status and Policy Review
  • Alaska Health Care Commission Draft Strategic Plan Released

November 17, 2009

  • Part 1: Alaska Native Medical Center Confronts Challenges
  • Part 2: Nuka Model Developed Locally and Monitored Internationally
  • Part 3: Obsessive Listening, Workforce Development, Health Reform

October 20, 2009

  • Interview with Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan
  • Discussion with Representative Wes Keller
  • Discussion with Deputy Commissioner Bill Streur

September 15, 2009

  • Discussion with Senator Begich: Health Reform Prospects
  • Health Industry Contributions to the Alaska Congressional Delegation

August 18, 2009

  • Interview with Mark Vinsel
  • Interview with Mike Monagle
  • Summary of Mayor Sullivan’s DHHS Transition Team Report
  • Senator Murkowski Health Policy Town Hall

July 14, 2009

  • Health Care Reform Discussion with Senator Murkowski
  • The Qliance Paradigm: Prepaid Primary Care for Alaska

June 9, 2009

  • Interview with Bill Bobrick
  • Guest Commentary: Massachusetts Style Health Reform and Alaska
  • What has the Alaska Health Care Commission Been Doing?
  • Alaska Research: Computer Simulation to Guide Policy and Program

May 12, 2009

  • Interview with Dr. Jay Butler
  • 90 Days: Health Policy Wins/Losses in the 2009 Legislation Session
  • Commentary: Increase Access to Contraceptives in Alaska

April 17, 2009

  • Interview with Chancy Croft
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

April 10, 2009

  • Interview with Senator Lisa Murkowski
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

April 3, 2009

  • Commentary: Pensions and Health Care for Public Employees in Alaska
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 27, 2009

  • Interview with Dennis McMillian
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 20, 2009

  • Alaska Health Care Commission Decides Guiding Principles
  • Members of the Commission
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 13, 2009

  • Testimony: New Opportunities for Health Care Coverage for Children
  • Alaska Children’s Health Insurance: The Debate for Coverage Continues
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

March 6, 2009

  • Can We Make a Difference? The Alaska Health Care Workforce Shortage
  • Funded at 50%–Can Tribal Health Organizations Serve the People?
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 27, 2009

  • Interview with Jeff Jessee
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 20, 2009

  • Health Reform Models: Some Better Than Others
  • Commentary: Health Care as an Economic Locomotive
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 13, 2009

  • At Risk: Ailing Patients with Private Health Insurance
  • Guest Commentary: Alaska Health Care Lobbying
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

February 6, 2009

  • SCHIP: The Struggle for Children’s Health in Alaska, Part Two
  • Policy Victory for Public Health
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

January 30, 2009

  • Tell President Obama
  • SCHIP: The Struggle for Children’s Health in Alaska, Part One
  • Bill Watch: Bills on the Move
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

January 23, 2009

  • Alaska Trauma Systems Review Results in Critical Recommendations
  • Bill Watch: Second Set of Pre-filed Health Policy Bills and Committee Assignments
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

January 16, 2009

  • Alaska Community Health Centers and their Role in Health Reform
  • CON Watch
  • Bill Watch: Pre-filed Health Policy Bills
  • Bill Watch: Bill Tracking Methodology

December 2008

  • Interview with Senator Hollis French
  • Interview with Jim Gottstein
  • ASHNHA: Guiding Principles for Health Care Reform 2009

November 2008

  • Interview with Neal Fried
  • Interview with Senator Gary Stevens
  • Summary of the Second Session of the 25th Legislature

October 2008

  • Interview with Dr. Byron E. Perkins, DO
  • Reports from the Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services

September 2008

  • Interview with Al Parrish
  • Interview with Jeff Ranf
  • Commentary: Alaskan Nurse Practitioner Restriction Impacts Safety Net

August 2008

  • Interview with Senator Johnny Ellis
  • Interview with Commissioner Bill Hogan
  • State Level Health Care Reform Summary and Three Studies, by Kathryn Anderson

July 2008

  • Interview with Matt Claman
  • Interview with Karen Perdue
  • Book Review: Mired in the Health Care Morass

June 2008

  • Interview with Don Kashevaroff
  • Interview with George Cannelos and Denali Daniels
  • Budget Analysis: Historic State Support for Community Health Centers
  • Commentary: Cross Cultural Communications

May 2008

  • Interview with Mike Hawker
  • Interview with Tom Hunt

April 18, 2008

  • AARP Alaska 2008 State Legislative Agenda Final Report
  • Hunger: The Invisible Health Crisis
  • Foraker Releases Health Insurance Plan for Nonprofits
  • Bill Watch: End-of-Legislature Bill Summary
  • CON Watch

April 11, 2008

  • Community Health Centers: Funding the Alaska Health Care Safety Net
  • Bill Tracking: Bills on the Move

April 4, 2008

  • Anatomy of a Bill: SB 28 Alaska Safe Nursing and Care Act
  • Interview with Jerry Jenkins: Adult Admissions Suspended at ACHMS
  • Bill Tracking: Bills on the Move

March 28, 2008

  • Growth in the Health and Social Services Budget
  • Bill Tracking: Bills on the Move

March 21, 2008

  • SB 160: Morphing and Moving
  • Alaska Health Care: Big Dynamic Industry
  • Learning From Our Neighbors: Hold Insurance Companies Accountable
  • Bill Tracking: Bills on the Move

March 14, 2008

  • Controversy Over New Public Employee Health Plan
  • CON Watch
  • Bill Tracking: Bills on the Move

March 7, 2008

  • Key Health Bills: Mid-Session Summary
  • Bill Tracking: Bills on the Move

February 29, 2008

  • Summary of SB 160 Hearing in Senate Labor & Commerce
  • A Closer Look at SB 160 Individual Mandates
  • Bill Tracking: Bills on the Move

February 22, 2008

  • SB 160 Mandatory Universal Health Care Hearing Summary
  • Bill Tracking: Bills on the Move

February 15, 2008

  • SB 245 The Alaska Health Care Transparency Act: Hearing Summary
  • Letter to Commissioner Jackson Addressing Policy Concerns
  • Bill Tracking: Bills on the Move

February 8, 2008

  • Comments on Health Policy Reform
  • Commentary: What is the State’s Role for the Health of the People?
  • CON Watch
  • Bill Tracking: Bills on the Move

February 1, 2008

  • Governor’s Committee Urges Saving CON
  • Tough Questions: Alaska Health Care Transparency Act
  • Guest Commentary: Don’t Dump the Certificate of Need
  • Bill Tracking: Bills on the Move

January 25, 2008

  • Guest Commentary: Is Alaska Senate Bill 160 a Raid on Medicaid?
  • Summary of Senate HES Committee Meeting on SB 212
  • Amplifications and Corrections
  • Bill Tracking: Bills on the Move

January 18, 2008

  • Summary of Senate Bill 160 Mandatory Universal Health Care
  • Commentary: “They’ve Got Their Knee on My Chest”
  • Bill Tracking: Bills on the Move

January 14, 2008

  • Bill Tracking: Bills on the Move
  • Interview with Rosalie Nadeau
  • CON Watch

December 2007

  • Interview with Linda Hall
  • SCHIP: Continuing Debate With Enormous Consequences
  • Interview with Jim Jordan
  • Containing Controversy: CON and Negotiated Rulemaking
  • CON Watch

November 2007

  • Interview with Paul Sherry
  • Certificate of Need: Build It and They Will Come
  • Interview with Jerry Jenkins
  • Commentary: Brainstorming about Workers’ Compensation and the Big Picture

October 2007

  • Interview with Senator Bettye Davis
  • Update: SB 160 Mandatory Universal Health Care
  • Interview with Dr. Jerome List
  • Money and Influence in Alaska Health Policy

September 2007

  • Certificate of Need: The Continuing Controversy
  • Interview with Representative Sharon Cissna
  • Alaska Health Care Strategies Planning Council
  • Interview with Pat Luby

August 2007

  • Interview with Hollis French
  • Policy Analysis: Denali KidCare
  • Interview with Representative Peggy Wilson
  • Health Legislation Passed During The Last Session