The driving tenant of the Midnight Sun is to keep Alaskans from being in the dark about local, state, and national issues. But it’s hard to hold up our end of the bargain when it comes to the healthcare issue because most of the bill crafting for healthcare repeal is going on behind closed doors. We simply get vague snippets from those involved and conjecture from those who aren’t.
Articles by TMS Editor
The evidence has been there for a while, but its clear now. Lisa Murkowski has become ascendant in American politics.
Senator Murkowski posted the following statement on her Facebook page today.
JUNEAU, AK – Amid Alaska’s spiraling opioid epidemic, the Alaska Senate passed legislation today that puts patient safety at risk by allowing as many as 125 of optometrists—who are not medical doctors or trained surgeons—to prescribe highly addictive narcotics and perform surgery on the eyes of Alaska patients.
Over the past five years, teams representing the Department of Justice and the Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations have prosecuted multiple cases against unlicensed wholesalers selling large quantities of non-FDA-approved medications to U.S. doctors.
The folks that think the Republican Affordable Care Act repeal effort in the House of Representatives was a bad idea aren’t ready to move on to the US Senate quite yet. They have bought 1000 points of broadcast TV reminding Alaskans that Don Young voted the wrong way. A thousand points of TV means the targetted demo graphic will see this ad 10 times this week. In politics–that’s a lot.
By Cean Stevens
While contemplating whether or not to write this article, I decided to google sexual harassment of senate candidates. The search results were always the same.
Alaska Dispatch News reporter Nat Herz was the topic on everyone’s tongue yesterday. News travelled quickly around the Capitol building; some legislator slapped Nat across the face.
The U.S. House of Representatives looks likely to hold another vote tomorrow to repeal Obamacare, and the margins for a successful repeal appear to be…