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Sandra King Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A reader inquired of Samoa News: “Would you be able to provide more information on the Medical Referral program? The article from Monday, April 27, 2020 confirms that the program is still sending patients from the territory to New Zealand. New Zealand… accepts them and...
Dear Editor, “Oh magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt hi name together” - Psalms 34:3 This is someone’s thankful heart for God’s presence with us, everywhere we go. My name is Laaloi Fulu Lili’o from Fagasa. It was early last year that I noticed that the beauty of our country was not very...
Dear Honorable Governor of American Samoa,  It has been a week since my husband and I returned from [participating] in the Medicaid Program. We went to New Zealand to have cataract surgery after being referred from our local eye doctors for off island surgery. The process was referred by our local...
Congresswoman Amata this week with Chairman Shelby
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming “Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020” — the Medicaid deal that is expected to become law later this week, successfully avoiding the Medicaid cliff. For American Samoa, this is expected to lock in a new increased spending cap of $84...
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...

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