Hometown, Alaska: Denali KidCare

Denali KidCare is how Alaska ensures that the health needs of kids and teens under age 18 are met, and those of pregnant mothers who meet income guidelines. Is the softening economy sending more and more families to Denali KidCare? Is it the fastest growing government health care program in Alaska? If not, what is? In its 10-year history, how has Denali KidCare changed?

Hometown, Alaska guest Terry Hamm has worked with the state of Alaska in all its safety net programs for more than 20 years. Terry knows what pieces of this program trip families up and how to overcome those obstacles. And she can put the program in context with the state’s other health care needs. Bring your questions about this 10-year-old health insurance program to Hometown, Alaska, when Terry joins host Kathleen McCoy to discuss the depth and breadth of Denali KidCare, Wednesday at 2 p.m. on KSKA.


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HOST: Kathleen McCoy, independent journalist


  • Terry Hamm, Statewide Long Term Care Coordinator, Department of Public Assistance


  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)
  • Send e-mail to hometownalaska@kska.org before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air)
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LIVE: Wed, September 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

REPEAT: Wed, September, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.


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