OPINION: The Senate Finance Committee contracted for a written report on Medicaid that was to be completed by the end of April. That it didn’t get written is in keeping with the legislative pattern of posturing and delay on Medicaid expansion.
OPINION: The governor is trying to violate statute in order to foist an expensive entitlement program on Alaska. This unilateral decision exposes legal and financial weaknesses at a time the state is ill-equipped to afford them.Sen. John Coghill
OPINION: Medicare and Medicaid have been subject to relentless debate since President Johnson signed them into law 50 years ago. But they have worked as intended, to provide millions of Americans with health care.Susan Johnson,John T. Hammarlund
OPINION: The upcoming Anchorage international conference headlined by President Obama presents an unprecedented opportunity for Alaska. It wouldn’t hurt our congressional delegation to play the role of gracious hosts.Dermot Cole
COMMENTARY: Does this months signing of a moratorium on Arctic Ocean fishing by the five nations with Arctic coastlines mark the return of the Arctic Five? If so, that's a good thing.Heather Exner-Pirot
OPINION: The contentious history between the State of Alaska and the federal government must be set aside to move forward. Pursuing creative solutions is necessary to protect one of the last intact functioning ecosystems in the country.Michael Johnson