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Washington, D.C. — Imagine a health care system that serves over 3.5 million U.S. citizens (more than the state of Utah) facing up to an 85 percent cut to its federal funding allocation every few years. This is the case for the five U.S. territories — American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Earlier this year, U.S, President Joe Biden directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to increase the federal cost share for COVID-19 Public Assistance funding from 75 percent to 100 percent. This memo built on a previous memo issued in January and included...
Acting Gov. Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two more medical charters are now scheduled for this month including one that will be used as a “test flight” bringing in up to 100 passengers, including medical personnel and government officials who will test local preparations when commercial flights between Honolulu...
Sandra King-Young, director of the American Samoa Medicaid State Agency
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With no local matching funds provided by the territorial government, all services provided by the American Samoa Medicaid State Agency, have been suspended for the rest of this fiscal year 2021, and that includes any medical charters, except for the one already set for...
Medicaid Director Sandra King Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The legalisation of medicinal marijuana has been put forward as a way to release Medicaid funding for American Samoa. Until a source of local funding ca be found, the $US84 million the US Congress approved for the territory cannot be used. American Samoa has to come up...
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed an in-depth briefing provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Region 9 Director Robert Fenton on the agency’s action plan to assist in coronavirus efforts in American Samoa and other island territories, and she supports...