Anchorage’s senior citizen population is forty thousand and growing, but it’s been reported there are less than seven general physicians taking on new Medicare patients. This problem has not gone unnoticed by medical professionals and politicians. This year some solutions are beginning to form, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions. Join host Teeka Ballas on the Hometown, Alaska as she and her guests discuss the Medicare problem.
- Providence Senior Care Center
- Providence Palliative Care Services
- State of Alaska: Medicare Information Office
- Alaska State Legislature: Follow HB 152 – Grant for Seniors’ Medical Care
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HOST: Teeka Ballas, independent journalist
- Dr. Thomas Hunt, Chief Executive for the Physician Services Organization of Providence Health and Services
- Dr. Anne Thrall, Palliative Care Services, Providence Alaska Medical Center
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LIVE: Wednesday, February 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
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