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American Samoa Medicaid State Agency director Sandra King-Young
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has the final say if there is to be another medical charter to Hawai’i, as the LBJ Medical Center is pondering over a possible second one due to the increase of patients needing medical attention. This is according to American Samoa Medicaid...
Rendering of the proposed new fono building.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several faipule asked representatives from the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA) during a hearing this week to hurry up with the installation of street lights around the island — before the Nov. 3 elections. Two ASPA representatives appeared before the House...
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...
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...

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