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Alaska’s healthcare in dire state amid Medicaid budget cuts

Alaska’s governor slashed the Medicaid budget last summer and has warned more budget cuts.

Getting basic medical care in Alaska can be a big problem, as most communities are not well-connected by roads.

The local government’s Medicaid programme does assist with costs, but budget cuts are putting patients’ lives at risk.

Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from the village of Newtok.