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My Turn: Obamacare far from perfect but an improvement

...loudly probably haven't actually signed up. The following is my families' experience as small business owners:Health insurance costs at the end of 2013 for our family of four had reached more than $2,000 per month. Since this entailed a...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-01/my-turn-obamacare-far-perfect-improve
Opinion
Letter: Affordable Care Act unfair to small businesses

...dropping his plan and simply paying for healthcare out of pocket as needed. We simply cannot afford an increase in health insurance costs, especially considering that his current plan doesn't cover many of our expenses. As a result, we end up...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-03-28/letter-affordable-care-act-unfair-sma
Letters
Ketchikan school board considers opposing SB90

KETCHIKAN - A bill intended to give the state more bargaining power over school district health insurance costs could leave smaller districts paying more money to participate, school officials in Ketchikan say.If passed, Senate Bill 90...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-23/ketchikan-school-board-considers-opposi
State
Mayoral and assembly candidate forum

...any agency or business or non-profit where personnel costs aren't your highest cost. We have issues with health insurance costs with retirement costs, even employees that you might lay off. I think those are issues that drive our costs...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-28/mayoral-and-assembly-candidate-forum
Local
Enough about the 'T-word' - health care ruling is good for businesses

...to promote competition in the insurance marketplace - the public option. That would have reduced the growth of health insurance costs for my employees even more.Still, there is good news in the health reform law: Continued benefits for young...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-02/enough-about-t-word-health-care-rulin
Opinion
Small company owners react to the election results

...first time since starting his business 19 years ago, Nick Balletta is deciding how it will deal with ballooning health insurance costs. He may stop providing it."We've never thought about cutting it before," says Balletta.TalkPoint, a...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-11-08/small-company-owners-react-election-r
Not For Web
ObamaCare's mandates mean ever-rising costs for U.S. consumers

...A battle is breaking out between health insurers and the Obama administration over who is to blame for rising health insurance costs. Insurers say rates are increasing, some into double-digits, due to rising medical costs and new services...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092410/opi_711592652.shtml
Opinion
State comes to tentative agreement with largest union

...terms of the three-year contract. The state also agreed to contribute another $58 a month to cover rising health insurance costs starting July 1 and agreed to additional increases on health insurance in subsequent years, Duncan said. The...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060904/sta_union.shtml
News
Alaska Digest

...School District and the teachers union have broken off with both sides still in disagreement over salaries and health insurance costs. Just how far apart, however, depends upon which side you are talking to. Rich Kronberg, president of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082105/sta_20050821011.shtml
News
Democrats pick new candidate for Senate seat

...quality of life." Those threats, Schapira said, include the fiscal gap, a subsistence stalemate and high health insurance costs, among other issues. Schapira's opponent for Senate Seat P in November will be veteran Republican Rep. Con...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090502/sta_demopick.shtml
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