Talk of Alaska: Federal Health Care

More than half of Alaska’s residents receive health care benefits paid primarily by the federal government. Yet a growing number of doctors here refuse to see patients in federal programs.

Recommendations for improvements are out in a new report from the Alaska Health Care Task Force and well be talking about it on the next Talk of Alaska.

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HOST: Lori Townsend, APRN


  • Colonel Paul Friedrichs, USAF, MC, FS Commander, Air Force/Veteran’s Administration Joint Venture Hospital, Elmendorf-Richardson
  • Christopher Mandregan, Jr., MPH, Director of the IHS’s Alaska Native Health Service
  • John T. Hammarlund, Regional Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Callers Statewide


LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, September 28. 2010 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide