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Government appeals judge's health care ruling

...core requirement to make virtually all citizens buy health insurance or face tax penalties is constitutional because...exceeded its authority by requiring that all citizens buy health insurance or face tax penalties. U.S. District Judge Roger...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-04-03/government-appeals-judge8217s-health-ca
State
Small businesses still figuring out Affordable Care Act

...website. Still, Bourland said her office is fielding questions from many individuals who aren't quite ready to buy health insurance and want to know their options. Bourland said her office will soon be reaching out to local small business owners...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-08/small-businesses-still-figuring-out-aff
State
Our new Affordable Care Act - hold on

...employees to part-time if they cannot afford to provide medical insurance.2. Americans should not be forced to buy health insurance. I think any American is crazy to not want insurance but what happened to our freedom? With the ACA Americans...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-02/our-new-affordable-care-act-hold
Opinion
Wrong veggie chosen to fight health law

...the broccoli question sprouted as conservative reductio ad absurdum: If the federal government could force us to buy health insurance, why couldn't it make us buy broccoli?Inexplicable hostility to broccoli has a history in Republican politics...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-12/wrong-veggie-chosen-fight-health-law
Opinion
Medicaid changes stop state from double-dipping for funds

FAIRBANKS - Federal changes in programs that buy health insurance for low-income Alaskans have ended the state's heretofore legal method of double dipping into federal Medicaid funds. The...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112501/sta_medicaid.shtml
News
Outside editorial: Health care law moves closert to Supreme Court

...decide, most likely not for at least another year, is only whether Congress can require all Americans to either buy health insurance or pay a penalty. That won't be a verdict on whether other aspects of the law are wise or popular or will be...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020611/opi_781562340.shtml
Opinion
State senator praises health care law

...provisions of the law after a federal judge in Florida struck it down as unconstitutional. Alaska joined 25 other states in suing over the law, objecting particularly to a provision requiring citizens to buy health insurance or face penalties.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020311/reg_780106516.shtml
Regional News
NFIB right to challenge health care law

...at best. The government is grasping at straws as they contend that Congress has authority to mandate Americans buy health insurance due to their power to regulate interstate commerce. This tactic is not as fool-proof as the government once...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092210/let_710735447.shtml
Opinion
Parnell fails to address issues after joining lawsuit

...folks who say they stay healthy and don't want to buy health insurance don't mean anything when they find themselves...that would be assessed to those who refuse to buy health insurance. Any monies we pay to any government entity are...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050910/opi_636871501.shtml
Opinion
Getting government out of health care? Yeah, right

...doubt many people don't like being required to buy health insurance - even many who already do and would continue to...be told to do. We might not want to be told to buy health insurance, but we sure want the government telling drug companies...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111410/opi_736111974.shtml
Opinion

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