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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...
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...
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...
Pro: More and more Democrats now worry sweeping law may hurt them at the polls

...deficits, these costs are simply unacceptable.Further, major companies are seriously considering dropping health insurance coverage altogether to avoid the huge costs of complying with the employer mandate.The price tag will rise even further...
Parnell should study Vermont's single payer plan

...eye of the act has been the "individual mandate" that requires all Americans to have "minimum essential" health insurance coverage. And employers with more than 50 people on the payroll will be required to offer to them a plan that meets...
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...
Everyone deserves health insurance

I would like Mr. Love to explain what he finds "immoral" about health insurance coverage for domestic partners. I don't get it, Mr. Love. Why would you not want everyone to have health insurance? Is it the term...
Alaska's sickly health rating deteriorates

...The report ranks states based on smoking rates, motor vehicle deaths, obesity rates, violent crime, health insurance coverage, poverty rates, public health spending and similar categories. Minnesota was ranked as the healthiest state...


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