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My Turn: Obamacare latest assault on Alaskans

...announced that average premiums for health care plans available on the federal...There are several reasons why health care isn't getting any cheaper under...insurers, doctors and other health care providers are drowning in Obamacare's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-16/my-turn-obamacare-latest-assault-alas
Opinion
My Turn: Is the Postal Service really losing money?

...pay $5.5 billion annually to pre-fund retiree's health care benefits for 75 years. So the Postal Service is paying...Postal Service of the obligation to pre-fund retiree's health care benefits because here again it would look like they were...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-16/my-turn-postal-service-really-losing-
Opinion
No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

...have run aground in the partisan divides on Capitol Hill.The paramount Obama initiative that did clear Congress - his health care overhaul - remains entangled in various controversies and its long-term legacy is uncertain. On immigration and many...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/no-dc-gridlock-gay-marriage-legal-marij
State
Begich's health insurance idea gets look from federal government

...problem - 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/begichs-health-insurance-idea-gets-look
State
Official: Moda won't extend some Alaska policies

...won't allow people to keep policies past this year that are out of compliance with President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a state official said.Lori Wing-Heier, director of Alaska's Division of Insurance, said her best guess...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-14/official-moda-wont-extend-some-alaska-p
State
Union reps assail settlement touted by Sullivan

...statement.Duncan said not everyone was happy when the settlement was announced.Stock market declines and soaring health care costs also contributed to Alaska's multibillion-dollar pension shortfall, the state has said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-11/union-reps-assail-settlement-touted-sul
State
Health care marketplace enrollment opens in November

...another year and the start to another health care marketplace enrollment period...thinking now about signing up for health care through the federal marketplace...noted that people who enrolled for health care in 2014 will need to renew their...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-12/health-care-marketplace-enrollment-open
Local
My Turn: Think E-cigarette are fun? Think again ...

...love of Alaskans prematurely. Smoking-related diseases cost Alaskans $579 million a year in direct and indirect health care expenses, much of which comes from taxpayers.For more information or to get involved with the Juneau Clean Air Coalition...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-08/my-turn-think-e-cigarette-are-fun-thi
Opinion
Playing the health insurance blame game

...by allowing individuals to keep health care plans grandfathered in through...one-size-fits-all approach to health care for Alaskans is not going to work...penalties will only add to Alaska's health care costs," said Susan Bell, commissioner...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/playing-health-insurance-blame-game
State
My Turn: Affordable Care Act far from affordable

...The Parnell administration has worked diligently to protect Alaskan consumers from the inevitable rising costs of health care due to the ACA for as long as possible. In 2013, a bulletin was issued allowing insurers to cancel and rewrite their...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-10/affordable-care-act-far-affordable
Opinion

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