Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin announced plans last week to improve Alaskans’ health.
Palin supports expanding Denali Health, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, to families earning twice the federal poverty level. Expanding the program would make an additional 1,300 children and 225 pregnant women eligible for coverage, The Anchorage Daily News reported.
Palin’s plan also includes creating a Web site called "Live Well Alaska" "to offer suggestions in
such health-related areas as diet and exercise as well as tips to quit
The hockey mom governor also wants to dedicate an additional $2 million in preschool, $250,000 toward early diagnosis of autism, and establishing a state health commission to further work.
The Daily News says Palin has some "good ideas," but should go further toward universal coverage and recruiting additional primary care doctors to Alaska.