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    Alaska Governor: Medicaid Reform Without Expansion Unacceptable
    Apr 13, 2015 - Reports that Alaska Governor Bill Walker is holding strong to his belief that the state should not reform their Medicaid program without expanding eligibility at the same time.
    Source: Associated Press via Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (AK)
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    Study: Rural Mental Care Must Improve
    Apr 12, 2015 - Reflects on a recent study that found rural suicide rates nearly twice as high as urban and compares the study's findings to the suicide rate in rural Alaska.
    Source: News-Miner
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    Health Care Goes Back to Roots in Rural Alaska
    Feb 20, 2015 - Describes the lifestyle of some optometrists as they travel to rural communities in Alaska to extend optical care to underserved areas.
    Source: The Bristol Bay Times
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