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District, union carve out new contract known until the gravity of winter shows itself."We also looked at the difference in what we budgeted for health insurance costs for teachers and the number who signed up," Means said. "Fewer signed up than budgeted for, so we'll look...
My Turn: Medicaid is overburdened with fraud

Last week, an Anchorage doctor was sentenced to prison for Medicaid fraud.
Eliminating ferry bars

...state another 28.13 percent, or $86,400. This now totals $393,400. But let's not forget about our health insurance cost! For the months that we bartenders work in those positions - $100,000 - is a generous estimation, which brings...
My Turn: Health care math doesn't add up for Alaskans

...category and double for the "Silver" plans - from $1,092 per year in 2013 to $2,268 per year in 2014. Health insurance costs for younger Alaskans have increased the most because the ACA prohibits insurers from charging a 64-year-old...
Bartlett Hospital to raise rates

...Physician call pay was increased by $382,000. Staff salaries increased by 2 percent over FY 2014, and employee health insurance costs rose by 10 percent. Germany said the cost increase, which amounted to a budget impact of $609,000, was higher...
Health CEO: layoffs coming after $12M loss a new elders' home and medical records system. He said increases in temporary duty physicians and employee health insurance costs were also a factor. He said he is working to correct inefficiencies in their revenue collection systems.He...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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