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My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...out if you qualify for Medicaid or if your children qualify for the Denali KidCare - Alaska's Children's Health Insurance Program - or for Marketplace coverage and programs including tax subsidies that help pay your premiums and lower out-of-pocket...
Trial program offers free health insurance for Alaska Natives/American Indians

...additional health insurance coverage through a new trial program.The program, known as Tribally Sponsored Health Insurance Program, is available to those that meet specific criteria. Applicants must not be currently covered by Medicaid...
Alaska's ACA enrollment nears 13k

...information is available by calling 1-800-318-2596.Individuals may enroll in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program at any time of year. And members of federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native shareholders may enroll any...
IHS proposes caps as federal budget deadline nears

...that the proposal does not defy the Supreme Court's decision.Programs such as Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program and Social Security were exempted from sequestration; IHS was not and its budget was cut by 9 percent.Congress...
First wave of prefiled legislation released

...introduced a suite of bills they say are aimed at women's health and opportunity, including expansion of a health insurance program for low-income children and pregnant women, rejected in the past by Gov. Sean Parnell; and requiring businesses...
Confusion, relief mark start of new health reforms

...additional fine for parents who do not get health insurance for their children.Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor, already was experiencing problems in some states.In Pennsylvania on Thursday, Gov. Tom Corbett's...
Alaska to get $2.6 million health care bonus

...increasing the number of children enrolled in its health insurance program.Alaska has been meeting federal requirements...additional funding as part of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act.To receive the bonus...
School budgets getting slashed statewide

...dollars), and you assume all else is flat, you have to absorb that," Fisher said.The district has a unique health insurance program in that it is self-insured. While the plan is good for employees, there is concern that the "Cadillac tax...
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Report recommends Alaska insurance pooling option

JUNEAU - A new report commissioned by a Senate committee recommends a state-managed health insurance program for public school employees that it said could save up to $33.7 million.Critics question the numbers - and how long any savings...
Parnell denies Medicaid expansion

...million over six years by moving children below 133 percent of the federal poverty level away from the Children's Health Insurance Program, a Medicaid program paid for with matching state funds, to the traditional Medicaid program.The report estimates...


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