For Alaska's Future
A retired lieutenant colonel, Margaret Stock is standing for Alaskans on the issues.
She has served her country in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps for 28 years. She is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Army War College. The oath she took to protect the Constitution and the nation is the oath she lives by today.
Margaret isn't a politician, and she doesn't represent a party. She is a retired soldier and a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship winner.
She lives in Anchorage with her husband Neil; her daughter Catherine is away at college. In her spare time, she loves to hike and ski in Alaska's mountains and relax at her wilderness cabin.
If you are truly interested in sorting out what’s happening with health care in the Senate, here’s a handy guide:
“Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) says she will not support moving forward with a plan to repeal ObamaCare with a delayed replacement, effectively killing the latest legislative gambit from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).”
President Trump plans to let the Affordable Care Act fail:
“The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal-leaning think tank, concluded this month that the first version of the Senate healthcare bill would reduce tax credits more deeply for Alaskans than people in any other state . . . [Lisa] Murkowski . . . declined to say whether she would vote to advance the bill next week.
She has criticized the legislation for setting a lower formula for indexing Medicaid for inflation starting in 2025, arguing it has gone beyond the stated mission of repealing and replacing parts of ObamaCare.”
“But other services and programs within Homeland Security would have their funding cut. The proposed budget includes cuts to the Coast Guard, elimination of the Transportation Security Administration’s teams of uniformed armed officers that sweep public facilities and shutdowns of several of the department’s national labs, including one in New York City that helps detect nuclear radiation. Several grant programs that pay for local police officers in airports or those that fight extremism would be cut or reprogrammed.”
The Centrist Project, which endorsed my run for the US Senate in Alaska last year, is holding an “Independents Day” event in Washington, DC next week:
It seems that most Americans actually like the Affordable Care Act and don’t want it repealed:
“The roughly 34,000 Alaskan adults who have gained coverage under Medicaid expansion would lose coverage beginning in 2020, the report estimates. And from fiscal year 2020-2026, Alaska would lose $3.1 billion in federal funding for Medicaid, the report said.”
Kris Kobach has asked the State of Alaska to provide him with sensitive personal information regarding all Alaska voters, via email, including your name, address, date of birth, political party, last four digits of your SSN, voting history, and criminal record. Please contact the Governor’s office and ask the Governor not allow this sensitive information to be sent to Mr. Kobach. This information will be posted publicly on the internet if the State of Alaska provides it.