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Begich's health insurance idea gets look from federal government

...and all of the figures still have to add up in the end," Felling said. "As we've seen nationwide, the health care reform law has raised costs across the board, and Alaskans are seeing their premiums spike to make the equation work...
Outside editorial: Medicaid: Who pays, and how?

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times:The vast expansion of Medicaid in the 2010 health-care reform law put Washington on a collision course with cash-strapped state governments, which have been scrambling to reduce...
Outside editorial: Reforming health care reform

...Times: President Barack Obama has thrown his support behind a bill to let states opt out of key features of the health care reform law before they take effect, including the controversial requirement that virtually all adult Americans buy insurance...
Outside editorial: Obama's Supreme Court comments off the mark

...Barack Obama declared that the Supreme Court would be engaging in "judicial activism" if it threw out the 2010 health care reform law. Responding to a question at a news conference Monday, Obama said it would be "an unprecedented, extraordinary...
Pro vs. Con: Should Congress block spending to implement the health care act?

...proposal addresses the major problem in the stagnant economy.What the president is not talking about is the Obama health care reform law, which presents the greatest threat to job creation and our future fiscal sustainability.This estimated $2...
Outside Editorial: Politics and the court

...three days in March for arguments on the federal health care reform law. The challenge to Arizona's immigration law...possibility that all existing challenges to the health care reform law are invalid. The provision prohibits lawsuits...
Federal judge clears way, briefly, for Alaska health reform

...based on the earlier Florida ruling. Those actions "leave Governor Parnell with no choice but to comply with the health care reform law passed by Congress last year," said Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage. Parnell has spoken out strongly against...
Parnell: Alaska won't take federal health reform dollars

...federal judge's ruling in Florida that called the health care reform law unconstitutional. "Three of them who are lawyers...ahead and accepting the exchange money. Under the health care reform law, if Alaska doesn't create its own exchange...
Health care reform provides a little extra for Juneau, SEARHC

...demonstration project intended to fill in a gap in the nation's health care system. Now, as part of the new federal health care reform law, that program has been both extended for an additional five years and expanded to include additional hospitals...
Obama's Health care reform has severe repercussions

...argument that a mandate is defensible.I continue to believe, as I have for two years, that we must repeal the health care reform law, including the tax hikes on small businesses, students and American families, onerous new IRS requirements and...


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