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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
My Turn: Walker on Medicaid: It's the right thing to do

...losing their home. The federal government is extending Medicaid coverage to help those who don't earn enough to buy health insurance. Alaskans who make $20,314 a year ($9.60 an hour) or less, and married couples who earn a combined...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-20/my-turn-walker-medicaid-its-right-thi
Opinion | AK legislature
Begich dismisses claims, cites 'Libertarian streaks'

...health plans should be. He called for such things as transparency, tax deductions for families and the ability to buy health insurance across state lines.Health premiums for the providers on Alaska's insurance marketplace are set to rise as much...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/begich-dismisses-claims-cites-libertari
State
My Turn: Health care math doesn't add up for Alaskans

...Alaskan individuals, families and employers are asking tough questions: Do we make cuts to our family budget to buy health insurance? Do we skip buying health insurance and pay the tax instead? As a small employer, do I drop coverage for my...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-03/my-turn-health-care-math-doesnt-add-a
Opinion
Begich dismisses claims, cites 'Libertarian streaks'

...health plans should be. He called for such things as transparency, tax deductions for families and the ability to buy health insurance across state lines.Health premiums for the providers on Alaska's insurance marketplace are set to rise as much...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-21/sullivan-seeks-tie-begich-obama-reid
State
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
Parnell: Enacting health care may violate oath

...case joined by 26 states, including Alaska. A major point of contention is a provision requiring citizens to buy health insurance. Parnell told reporters that he took an oath to support and defend the constitutions of the United States and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020411/sta_780631413.shtml
News
Obamacare and the risk of 'positive rights'

...constrained by any limits at all. At issue is the personal mandate, the part of the law that says everyone must buy health insurance or pay a penalty. The implications were aptly captured by U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson, ruling in Virginia...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122210/opi_759954995.shtml
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
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

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