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Medicaid Director of the American Samoa Mediaid State Agency, Sandra King Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Medicaid Director of the American Samoa Mediaid State Agency, Sandra King Young, has relayed to Gov. Lolo M. Moliga the news that after 3 months of negotiations, CMS has approved American Samoa’s request to do cost-share on accommodations costs for the Off-island...
 The American Samoa Medicaid Agency Director Tofoitaufa Sandra King Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Medicaid Agency Director Tofoitaufa Sandra King Young attended a House Health Committee hearing last week to report on the status of the American Samoa Off-Island Medical Referral Program (OMR). She presented documents to the committee that while they...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed momentum for a bipartisan health bill, on which she is an original cosponsor, that would provide substantial new funding for Medicaid in American Samoa.  “This is extremely good news for American Samoa,” said Aumua Amata. “This bill...
Sandra King Young, Medicaid Director- American Samoa Medicaid State Agency
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa received two items of great news yesterday concerning its Affordable Care Act (ACA) funds for its Medicaid program. 100%FMAP According to Sandra King Young, Medicaid Director- American Samoa Medicaid State Agency, Congress has agreed to let all territories...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a May 1st letter, Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga requested two senior senators of the US Senate Committee on Finance for “help in addressing long standing Medicaid issues that continue to place financial hardships on our local government and significantly reduce access to...
Director of the local Medicaid Office, Sandra King-Young and Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa permanent residents as well as legal residents are not eligible under the Medicaid off island referral program to New Zealand, which is fully funded by the federal government. However, they are eligible for the Medicaid program if they are treated at the...
American Samoa Medicaid Agency Director Sandra King-Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Medicaid in American Samoa is very unique and not the same as the rest of the US because eligibility and claiming is based on US immigration law — which does not apply here,” according to local Medicaid Agency Director Sandra King-Young. King-Young was responding to...
Congresswoman Amata and colleagues taking the oath of office
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed important congressional news for American Samoa. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed H.R. 268, an Emergency Appropriations bill for Disaster Assistance for the many states and territories suffering from wildfires, hurricanes,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved American Samoa Medicaid's request to allow reimbursement of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Medical Supplies (DMEPOS) if prescribed by a physician. This new benefit will improve the quality of...