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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.
Alaska Editorial: Talking about a taboo

The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion: Living can sometimes take more courage than dying.
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.
Nearly 13,000 Alaskans sign up for insurance

ANCHORAGE - The number of Alaskans who signed up for a health insurance plan using the Affordable Care Act's health care marketplace fell short of the government's initial goal for the first year. Numbers released Thursday by the U.S.
Johnson wants politics out of expanding Medicaid

JUNEAU - The rocky launch of the federal online insurance marketplace provided cover for those skeptical of Medicaid expansion, but the issues are separate, the regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday.
More than 3,300 Alaskans sign up for insurance

JUNEAU - More than 3,300 Alaskans signed up for private health insurance during the first three months of the online marketplace, with the vast majority - 83 percent - receiving federal help in paying their premiums, government figures released Monday show.The number of sign-ups as of Dec. 28 is up sharply from the end of November, when fewer than 400 Alaskans had selected plans. Nationwide, enrollment through Dec. 28 was nearly 2.2 million. That figure includes enrollment through state-run insurance exchanges.
State denies portion of CPH expansion

KENAI - The state has denied portions of a $43 million expansion plan for Central Peninsula Hospital.
Alaska Native foster children to receive federal help

FAIRBANKS - The state is entering into an agreement with the first tribal consortium in Alaska to receive federal foster care reimbursements. The agreement with the state Tanana Chiefs Conference was expected to be signed Wednesday afternoon.
Report: 398 Alaskans pick marketplace health plans

JUNEAU - Government figures released Wednesday show 398 Alaskans signed up for private health insurance during the first two months of the online marketplace.
Juneau schools stocked with emergency EpiPens

A recent law signed into effect by President Barack Obama won't affect Juneau much, even though it offers financial incentives to states with school districts that stay prepared for unexpected emergencies related to severe asthma attacks and allergic reactions.The Juneau School District already meets the higher standard of preparedness encouraged by the president's Nov. 13 signature on the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.


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