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Anchorage brings back restaurant inspections

ANCHORAGE - After a five-year hiatus, Anchorage's health department is planning to bring back a scoring system for inspections in restaurants and other food-service facilities.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-29/anchorage-brings-back-restaurant-inspec
State
Begich's health insurance idea gets look from federal government

After a push from D-Sen. Mark Begich, the Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to study the benefits of the senator's proposed "Copper Plan," a low-cost insurance option under the Affordable...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/begichs-health-insurance-idea-gets-look
State
Spokeswoman defends insurance rate review process

Juneau - A spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell says Alaska's Division of Insurance did not apply for federal grants to review health insurance premium increases because the state has the resources to support an effective review.Alaska was among several states that didn't apply for a rate-review grant.A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman has said Alaska could offer more affordable options with a stronger rate review program.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-10/spokeswoman-defends-insurance-rate-revi
State
Playing the health insurance blame game

Politicians and at least one interest group seized the opportunity this week to point fingers over the news that health insurance premiums for thousands of Alaskans may increase next year. Parnell blames Obama Gov.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/playing-health-insurance-blame-game
State
Division approves health plan rate hikes

JUNEAU - The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-09/division-approves-health-plan-rate-hike
State
Division approves health plan rate hikes

JUNEAU - The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/division-approves-health-plan-rate-hike
State
Spokesman: 5 immigrant children sent to Alaska

JUNEAU - A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says five unaccompanied immigrant children have been sent to Alaska.Kenneth Wolfe did not respond to additional questions sent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-04/spokesman-5-immigrant-children-sent-ala
State
Community clinic continues service

Health care services for Juneau's homeless population didn't lapse for even a day while Front Street Community Health Center transitioned from being a program of SEARHC as Front Street Clinic to an independent, community health center.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-16/community-clinic-continues-service
Local
Alaska Editorial: Talking about a taboo

The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion: Living can sometimes take more courage than dying.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-21/alaska-editorial-talking-about-taboo
Opinion
Alaska's ACA enrollment nears 13k

The number of Alaskans enrolled in health care plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace has surpassed 12,890, according to numbers released in April. The total now sits at more than 8 million nationwide.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-08/alaskas-aca-enrollment-nears-13k
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