FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19th, 2015
Medicaid Expansion Lunch and Learn – Alaska Facts and Figures
JUNEAU – Please join Senator Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage), Senator Donny Olson (D-Golovin) and Representative Paul Seaton (R-Homer) today for a lunch and learn on Medicaid expansion. The lunch and learn will feature presentations by Dr. Ted Helvoigt, of Evergreen Economics, regarding costs and scale and Becky Hultberg, of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, on the role expansion could play in health care innovation.
Medicaid expansion could improve health outcomes for the newly-eligible, reduce the number of uninsured Alaskans by half, improve preventive and primary care access and provide substance abuse and mental health counseling. It also has practical implications for Alaska’s economy, budget and health care system. Please join us for this Alaska specific look at Medicaid expansion.
WHO: Presentations from Dr. Ted Helvoigt and Becky Hultberg. Hosted by Senator Berta Gardner, Senator Donny Olson, and Representative Paul Seaton
WHAT: Lunch and learn on Medicaid expansion
WHEN: TODAY, March 19th, 12 noon – 1 pm
WHERE: State Capitol Building, Beltz Room
For more information contact Senator Gardner’s office at (907) 465-4930. Printable flyer available here: http://alaskasenatedems.com/senator/gardner/docs/031915_lunch-and-learn.pdf