Coffeetable: Kenai Peninsula School's Superintendent

Sep 11, 2015
Kenai Peninsula School District

On this week's Coffeetable program Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Sean Dusek joined Host Quinton Chandler to talk about the new school year, goals, expectations, and challenges facing the District.

Veteran Intermediary Stops in Homer

Sep 10, 2015
Image Courtesy of the Disabled American Veterans

A Department Service Officer with the Disabled American Veterans Association visited Homer in hopes of touching base with local vets who need help accessing benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. He says Service Officers are a powerful go between veterans can turn to when they don’t know how to move forward. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Homer City Council Candidate Bob Howard

Sep 10, 2015
Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

The 2015 General Municipal Election is approaching. The City of Homer has two open city council seats and seven candidates competing for them. In the coming weeks KBBI will share interviews with each of the official candidates. Click the icon above to hear an interview with KBBI’s Quinton Chandler and Homer City Council Candidate Bob Howard.

New Waivers To Fill Gaps in Continuum of Care

May 30, 2015
State of Alaska

Some seniors are in danger of losing access to the state’s Medicaid Waiver Program. The program pays the cost of their housing and nursing care. The state says to qualify for the C waiver applicants must meet Nursing Home Level of Care. The state plans to introduce two new waiver options to help seniors it says don't qualify.

Few Options for Seniors After Waiver

May 29, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

The Alaska Department of Senior and Disabilities Services is being criticized for finding hundreds of seniors ineligible for a Medicaid waiver program that pays the cost of their housing and nursing care. The department's director defends the denials. He says the individuals who were denied the C waiver option don’t meet Nursing Home Level of Care. There is an apparent gap between the state’s disability services and the people who need them. 

Medicaid Denials Leave Alaska Seniors Reeling

May 28, 2015
Department of Health and Social Services

Many of Alaska’s seniors are in danger of losing their only means of paying for disability services. The state and the federal government partner in funding in-home and assisted living services for the seniors who qualify. Caregivers say the problem is individuals who met the state’s criteria for years are now being let go from the system.