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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...

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

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-21/bartlett-hospital-raise-rates
Local
Health CEO: layoffs coming after $12M loss

...in 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-11/health-ceo-layoffs-coming-after-12m-los
State
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
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
News

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