NEWS: Anchorage Legislators Want Your Feedback on Saturday

Juneau – Members of the Alaska State Legislature who represent the Anchorage area are excited to announce the 2019 Anchorage Caucus. Unlike years past, the Anchorage Caucus will be split between two weekends. The first Anchorage Caucus event will be Saturday, February 23, at the Anchorage School District Education Center. The second Anchorage Caucus event will be held Saturday, March 2nd at the East Anchorage High School.

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Join Me at Anchorage Caucus

After the longest stalemate in state history, we voted to elect Representative Bryce Edgmon as Speaker, with a shared leadership team and caucus membership that includes Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. I was honored to cast a vote in support of Speaker Edgmon, and am looking forward to fulfilling our job of developing and passing a state budget. As one of my colleagues said in supporting Speaker Edgmon, “To hell with politics—let’s do what’s right for Alaska.”

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NEWS: Health Insurance Prices Will Go Up if Medicaid Expansion is Repealed

Juneau – Today, Representatives Tiffany Zulkosky (D-Bethel) and Zack Fields (D-Anchorage) released a report outlining the potential impacts of repealing Medicaid expansion in Alaska. Medicaid expansion was implemented in 2015 to provide medical insurance coverage to a portion of Alaskans who live just above the poverty line. The report, prepared by the non-partisan Legislative Research Services, finds that if Medicaid….

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NEWS: Medicaid Expansion Repeal Would Eliminate 3,700 Jobs Without Saving a Dime

Juneau – New data from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), featured at a recent House of Representatives informational hearing, demonstrates that a repeal of Medicaid Expansion in Alaska would result in 3,700 lost jobs, $267 million in lost wages, and $556 million in lost economic output. ANTHC’s new study finds that Medicaid Expansion has been budget neutral for the State of Alaska’s general fund. Additionally, Medicaid Expansion has attracted $1.13 billion in federal investment in Alaska.

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