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Rate increases approved for individual health care market

...million in Alaska last year serving individuals with so-called platinum, gold, silver and bronze plans under the federal health care law and expects to lose a similar amount based on claims data from the first three months of this year."The key...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-28/rate-increases-approved-individual-heal
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Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own

...federal poverty level - is a mandatory group for health care coverage under Medicaid or an optional group.The federal health care law expanded eligibility for Medicaid, but the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 said states could not be penalized for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/suit-seeks-bar-walker-expanding-medicai
State
Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid

...on whether the expansion population is a mandatory group for coverage under Medicaid or an optional group. The federal health care law expanded eligibility for Medicaid, but the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 said states could not be penalized for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-28/judge-rejects-call-block-walker-expandi
State
Suit seeks to bar Walker from acting on his own

...federal poverty level - is a mandatory group for health care coverage under Medicaid or an optional group.The federal health care law expanded eligibility for Medicaid, but the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 said states could not be penalized for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-26/suit-seeks-bar-walker-acting-his-own
State
Lawmakers vote to sue governor over Medicaid expansion plan

...raised about whether the expansion population represents a mandatory group for coverage or an optional group.The federal health care law expanded eligibility for Medicaid, but the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 said states could not be penalized for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/lawmakers-vote-sue-governor-over-medica
State
Lawmakers to discuss legal questions surrounding Medicaid

...lower-income Alaskans who comprise the expansion population are a mandatory group for coverage or an optional group.The federal health care law expanded eligibility for Medicaid, but the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 said states could not be penalized if...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/lawmakers-discuss-legal-questions-surro
State
Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion

...attorney Megan Wallace, in a memo requested by Hawker's office, said that since the express language of the federal health care law makes coverage of newly eligible individuals for Medicaid mandatory, she believed a court would likely find coverage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/lawmakers-discuss-medicaid-expansion
State
3 insurers plan to leave market

...will be encouraged to shop for new plans during the next open enrollment period, starting Nov. 1, under the federal health care law.In a letter dated May 22, an official with Assurant Health notified Wing-Heier of the company's plans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-23/3-insurers-plan-leave-market
State
Medicaid figures up, stir worry about budgets

ATLANTA - More than a dozen states that opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years.Some lawmakers warn the price of expanding the health care program for poor and lower-income Americans could mean less money available for other state services, including education.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-20/medicaid-figures-stir-worry-about-bud
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Reaction to health care decision mixed in state

...costs following a U.S. Supreme Court decision.The high court Thursday upheld the subsidies underpinning the federal health care law.Gov. Bill Walker said he was pleased so many people could continue receiving health care.U.S. Sen. Lisa...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-25/reaction-health-care-decision-mixed-sta
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