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Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion

...that is the way life is."Annika Ord, a young woman who grew up in Juneau, said she cannot afford adequate health insurance coverage, but makes too much to be covered by Medicaid as it stands now."I am one of those young people that fall...
State | AK legislature
Walker asks for 200 employees' resignations

...campaign to expand the program to as many as 40,000 Alaskans - mostly low-income adults - who fall into the health insurance coverage gap. Appointing Davidson was the first step, he said at the afternoon press conference.With new leadership...
Local | AK legislature
Trial program offers free health insurance for Alaska Natives/American Indians

...American Indians may be eligible for free additional health insurance coverage through a new trial program.The program, known...For more information or to be screen for health insurance coverage, contact Andrea Thomas at 966-8883 or andreat...
My Turn: Hobby Lobby decision should outrage Alaskans

...Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Burwell, in which for-profit companies challenged the guarantee that women receive health insurance coverage of birth control of her choice without cost-sharing. As Alaskans, we don't want the government intruding...
Letter: I'm one of 40,000

I am one of the 40,000 Alaskans who will not have health insurance coverage due to Gov. Sean Parnell's decision to not expand Medicaid. In response to his desire to "know more about this category...
Canceled policies could be a plus for new markets

...controversial policy decision. And there are winners and losers.Millions of people who currently buy their own health insurance coverage are losing it next year because their plans don't meet requirements of the health care law. Experts say the...
Reasons to support ObamaCare

...ObamaCare says that by 2017 this will be eliminated even for high-risk persons.Women have been charged more for health insurance coverage here in Alaska due to gender, and this law will finally even that playing field. Women have been paying out-of-pocket...
My Turn: Remembering those in need

...affordable health coverage for all Alaskans.I applaud Sen. Begich for standing up for Alaskans in need of health insurance coverage. He voted for a law that enacts long-needed reforms of the insurance industry. Before Congress passed the...
Lost insurance jobs

...done by state employees. The state of Alaska provides thousands of current and former state employees with health insurance coverage. Workers in other states process the health insurance claims of these employees. There are many jobs lost...
Requiring health insurance supports the private market researcher, respectively, we believe that striking down the mandate would threaten the future of private health insurance coverage. Many Republicans - Mitt Romney, Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the Heritage Foundation and many others...


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