Andrew Kitchenman


Andrew Kitchenman appears in the following:

Alaska Has Lost A Greater Share Of Revenue Than Most States Due To COVID-19

Monday, August 03, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Alaska.


Alaska's Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy Faces A Recall Campaign

Saturday, March 07, 2020

After a tumultuous first year of budget cuts and more, some Alaskans are trying to recall their Republican governor, Mike Dunleavy.


Alaska's State Government Faces Big Budget Cuts

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Lawmakers in Alaska are running out of options when it comes to stopping more than $400 million in cuts to the state budget which would affect mental health, education, elderly and child care funding.


Alaska Legislature At Odds Over State Spending

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

After Alaska's governor called a special session, feuding lawmakers gathered in two separate cities — making it difficult to reach an agreement on funding measures for the state.


Alaska Lawmakers Show Up In Different Cities, Stuck On $444 Million Budget Vetoes

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

When the governor called a special session in Wasilla (which is not the state capital), some lawmakers went to Juneau instead, making it difficult to conduct business in either location.


Nation's Only Independent Gov. Drops Re-Election Bid In Alaska And Backs Democrat

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Three days after his lieutenant governor resigned for an "inappropriate overture," Bill Walker, polling far behind the Republican candidate, dropped out of the race to endorse Democrat Mark Begich.


Alaska Struggles as Oil Prices Fall

Monday, March 28, 2016

Alaska is facing a major budget crisis. The state relies heavily on oil revenues for its funding, and dropping energy prices have forced the state to make big cuts.

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NJ Hospital Tax Ruling Sends Ripples Throughout Garden State

Friday, November 27, 2015

NJ Spotlight
While towns ponder generating revenue by taxing local facilities, nonprofit hospitals and their legislative advocates push statewide legislation.

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New Health Insurance Plan Has NJ Lawmakers Crying Foul

Friday, October 02, 2015

New Jersey's largest health insurer says its OMNIA plan will "transform" healthcare in the state. But critics say the plan will consolidate Horizon's dominance and close hospitals.


Christie's Budget Cuts $148M from Hospital Charity Care

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Obamacare is helping state with budget problems, but hospitals worry the cuts will leave people in need.


New Jersey's Handling of Food-Stamps May Lead to Cuts

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The end of the "Heat and Eat" program and possible cuts in federal funding frustrate state legislators.

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Unsealing (Adoption) Records

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Andrew Kitchenman, healthcare writer for the New Jersey Spotlight, discusses a bill that just passed the New Jersey Legislature that would give adoptees much more information about their birth families, including family medical history and access to their own birth records.


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Christie Expected to Sign Adoption Bill

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

NJ Spotlight

Gov. Christie is expected to sign the bill, which would give people adopted in the Garden State access to their birth records or their birth family’s medical history.


NJ Hospitals Create Largest Alliance in Nation

Friday, September 20, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Three New Jersey hospital systems have joined with four Pennsylvania systems to create the largest hospital alliance in the country, raising the possibility that they could quickly spread best practices — but also leading healthcare analysts to warn about the power of new hospital blocs.


Unequal Benefits: Substance Abuse, Mental Health Coverage for Poor in NJ

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

NJ Spotlight

Some low-income New Jersey residents will be eligible for treatment for drug and alcohol addictions, as well as some mental health services, under the upcoming Medicaid expansion. But most Medicaid recipients won’t be eligible for the new benefits.


Citing New Concerns About Costs, Christie Vetoes Health Benefit Exchange Bill -- Again

Friday, December 07, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed the Legislature’s health benefit exchange bill on Wednesday, saying he wants answers to questions about the potential cost to the state of the exchange -- a key component of the Affordable Care Act.