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Confusion, relief mark start of new health reforms

...administration officials estimate that 2.1 million consumers have enrolled so far through the federal and state-run health insurance exchanges that are a central feature of the federal law. But even before coverage began, health insurance companies...

http://juneauempire.com/juliet-williams/2014-01-03/confusion-relief-mark-start-n
Obama, lawmakers to hold meeting on shutdown

...final two stops in Malaysia and the Philippines.Even as many government agencies closed their doors, the health insurance exchanges that are at the core of Obama's health care law were up and running, taking applications for coverage that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/obama-lawmakers-hold-meeting-shutdown
State
Health insurance changes coming Oct. 1 in Alaska for employers, individuals

...see other changes from the act that are still being studied.New taxes, altered plan requirements, and new health insurance exchanges - paired with mandated individual insurance - are on the way, Weinstein said.In all, the impacts to small...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-02/health-insurance-changes-coming-oct-1-a
State
Insurer expected to get bigger with health exchange

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's largest health insurance company expects to get bigger when the federally run health insurance exchange begins offering plans in the state.Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, one of two companies that will offer plans...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2013-08-27/insurer-expected-get-bigger-health-e
Weddings
Special session breakdown, Egan defection among top state news in 2012

...opt-out" privilege in the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, declining to have Alaska develop a health insurance exchange and leaving the task to the federal government.Parnell's announcement that Alaska would not create its own...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-04/special-session-breakdown-egan-defectio
State
Governor Parnell plays politics on state health exchange decision

...important than tailoring a health insurance exchange for Alaska's unique remote...option to create a state health insurance exchange.But first, what is a health insurance exchange? Setting up an exchange...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-29/governor-parnell-plays-politics-state
Opinion
Parnell says 'no' to an Alaska-run health insurance exchange

...Tuesday that Alaska will not develop its own health insurance exchange, but will instead rely on the federal government...key part of which was establishing locally run health insurance exchanges where Alaskans could go online to compare and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-18/parnell-says-no-alaska-run-health-insur
Local
Health department staff wanted state insurance exchange

While Alaska won't create a health insurance exchange on its own, a consultant's report suggests that some in the state's Department of Health and Social Services would have liked...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-25/health-department-staff-wanted-state-in
Local
ObamaCare's mandates mean ever-rising costs for U.S. consumers

...rate increases," she wrote. She threatened to ban insurers from participating in the new government-run health insurance exchanges if they don't keep quiet. It is far from clear whether she has that authority, but the battle lines are...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092410/opi_711592652.shtml
Opinion
Law already gives states maximum flexibility

...eligibility determinations. The fact is that health insurance exchanges were originally a Republican idea, endorsed...President Obama adopted the Republican idea of health insurance exchanges and made it a foundation of the Affordable Care...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022511/opi_790654939.shtml
Opinion

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