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My Turn: Medicaid is overburdened with fraud

...adding to the unsustainable cost of government. Meanwhile, small business owners will face another rise in health insurance costs for their employees. As if Obamacare insurance products weren't already expensive enough for businesses and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-02/my-turn-medicaid-overburdened-fraud
Opinion
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
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
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
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
Local briefs

...more for insurance premiums JUNEAU - The Juneau School District will pay more of its support staff's rising health insurance costs, officials said today. The district will increase its monthly contribution from $496 to $550 per employee...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030802/Loc_briefs.shtml
Local
State must pay back workers for health benefit deductions

...government workers' checks in July to cover rising health insurance costs. It also ordered the state to repay the extra...the state's fiscal year began, to cover rising health insurance costs. ASEA said the deduction - which brought employees...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111899/Loc_desist.html
Local
Teachers make pitch to School Board

...School Board on Tuesday, saying there should be enough money in the budget to give them raises and more help with health insurance costs. Teachers also said preparation time for elementary school teachers could be increased with little expense to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102903/sta_teachers.shtml
News
Con: Health care law is already sending costs through the roof

...law more misnamed than the Affordable Care Act.President Obama's health overhaul law already is driving up health insurance costs for businesses and consumers and will inflict even higher costs on American taxpayers in the years ahead.Obama...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-12-30/con-health-care-law-already-sending-c
Opinion
Same old tune, but with a new excuse

...ever considered legislation that would severely limit malpractice lawsuits, as in Canada, as a way of limiting health insurance costs? Ironies? 1) The state has millions of dollars to give to municipalities and school districts to fund their...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022207/let_20070222004.shtml
Opinion

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