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My Turn: Health care math doesn't add up for Alaskans

...did we get here?If you remember back to 2009, the health care law was sold on a promise to reform our nation's health care system, reduce premiums for families by $2,500 a year, and make health care more accessible and affordable for all...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-03/my-turn-health-care-math-doesnt-add-a
Opinion
Senator upbeat at Sitka luncheon

...noted, were the Water Resources Development Act, the Highway Transportation Bill and the reform of Veterans Affairs health care system, with the latter being of particular importance to veterans in rural communities. Murkowski's focus then shifted...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/senator-upbeat-sitka-luncheon
Local
US missionary with Ebola leaving Liberia Tuesday

...blood, meaning it is not spread as easily as airborne influenza or the common cold. Africa's under-developed health care system and inadequate infection controls make it easier for the Ebola virus to spread and harder to treat.Any modern hospital...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-08-04/us-missionary-ebola-leaving-liberia-t
Not For Web
Lambda Legal representative provides 'State of the Union'

...specifically to transgender people, she said. One issue O'Kelley presented was elderly transgender people navigating the health care system and assisted living or longterm care facilities, where even if staff are well-behaved, they may face bullying...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-18/lambda-legal-representative-provides-st
Local
VA official: Recruitment a challenge in Alaska

...The chief of staff for the Alaska Veterans Affairs Health Care System said Thursday that recruitment of doctors and nurses...were scheduled within 14 days at the Alaska Veterans Health Care System in Anchorage. The Anchorage facility was the only...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-04/va-official-recruitment-challenge-alask
State
Filling in the (coverage) gaps

...for Medicaid, and are not covered under another health care system providing benefits for members (e.g., Tribal...a sign of the dysfunction and inefficiency of the health care system when we spend more than $10,000 per Alaskan per...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-24/filling-coverage-gaps
Opinion
Delegation: Shinseki ouster won't solve VA issues

...point, Shinseki, during his tenure, had taken a "keen interest" in helping to make changes to Alaska's VA health care system, "advancing many positive improvements," she said.Young said that although he did not believe Shinseki "actively...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-01/delegation-shinseki-ouster-wont-solve-v
State
Outside Editorial: GOP should stop fighting Obamacare and work to improve health care

...partnership with the federal government.Change is hard, big change is harder still. We can't effectively reform our health care system - which represents one-seventh of our economy and affects every American - with half of our nation's political...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-25/gop-should-stop-fighting-obamacare-an
Opinion
My Turn: Obamacare far from perfect but an improvement

...Signing up was frustrating because of software issues, it doesn't address the profiteering that riddles our health care system and makes it the most expensive system in the world while generating mediocre results. Obamacare is the best that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-01/my-turn-obamacare-far-perfect-improve
Opinion
New Parnell regulations are an invasion of medical privacy

...reducing the number of unplanned pregnancies, and making each child that is born welcomed and cared for with a quality health care system, nutrition and education.Forcing women to turn over medical records to the government will not reduce the number...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-14/new-parnell-regulations-are-invasion-
Opinion

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