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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two media releases received by Samoa News explain Medicaid’s second charter flight to Hawai’i, tentatively scheduled for Oct 23, 2020 — saying the flight is “due to the urgency of medical referrals that have been pending for several weeks.” In a media release dated,...
Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lawmakers convened this week after a two-week break with Rep. Vaetasi Tuumolimoli Saena Moliga cautioning representatives that whenever they speak with the media on issues, they must speak with caution and respect — remembering that they are members of the Fono and...
Chairman of the House Public Health Committee, Rep. Vesi Fautanu Talalelei Jr
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Chairman of the House Public Health and Hospital Committee, Rep. Vesi Talalelei Fautanu Jr was very disappointed after a request for a second Medicaid charter flight to evacuate patients for off-island treatment and repatriate residents stranded off island was denied...
Medicaid staff at the airport on the night of the charter flight
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The cost-share paid by non-Medicaid passengers on the medical charter flight to Honolulu last week, went to Hawaiian Airlines to pay for the balance of the cost of the charter, totaling more than $200,000, according to Sandra King-Young, director of the American Samoa...