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Letter: Cathy Munoz has earned my vote

...Department of Administration's Division of Retirement and Benefits held two town hall meetings in Juneau to address health insurance problems. I sat with Cathy at one of the meetings and we discussed the problems and needed solutions. She has earned...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-19/letter-cathy-mu%C3%B1oz-has-earned-my
Letters
Open enrollment for health insurance begins in November

...begin planning to sign up for affordable health insurance for 2015. Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins Nov. 15. Those that...those that have not yet signed up for health insurance the open enrollment period is Nov. 15...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-09-07/open-enrollment-health-insurance-be
Neighbors
Alaska Editorial: Gamble's request from UA campuses points toward new policy

...should. Whatever they ultimately approve won't go as far as a 2011 proposal that would have imposed a $600 annual health insurance surcharge on university employees who use tobacco products or who have dependents who use tobacco. That proposal...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-16/alaska-editorial-gambles-request-ua-c
Opinion
Anchorage hospital to acquire Medicare clinic

...Clinic, operates under an unusual business model, treating only patients 65 and older who carry Medicare - federal health insurance shunned by many doctors who protest that its reimbursement rates are set too low.But Dr. George Rhyneer, the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-13/anchorage-hospital-acquire-medicare-cli
State
Coming out

...when her children were young because her partner had a well-paying job. Their biggest problem, she told me, was health insurance. Because of her legal skills and her knowledge of the system, she managed to file a petition with a sympathetic...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-12/coming-out
Neighbors
Playing the health insurance blame game

...point fingers over the news that health insurance premiums for thousands of Alaskans...news release titled "Alaska health insurance rates to increase substantially...neglecting to improve Alaska's health insurance rate review process and said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/playing-health-insurance-blame-game
State
Begich's health insurance idea gets look from federal government

...insurance option under the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. "While competition is working in the health insurance marketplace, it may not work as efficiently in a high-cost market with a small population, such as Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/begichs-health-insurance-idea-gets-look
State
My Turn: Obamacare is not an assault

...against Obamacare the loudest already have health insurance - and in many cases they have health insurance provided by the government or a giant...those restrictions. Helping people get health insurance when they otherwise couldn't is not...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-21/my-turn-obamacare-not-assault
Opinion
Spokeswoman defends insurance rate review process

...Insurance did not apply for federal grants to review health insurance premium increases because the state has the resources...increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-10/spokeswoman-defends-insurance-rate-revi
State
Extending policies creates divided pool

JUNEAU - It doesn't make sense for Moda Health to continue to extend health insurance policies that are not in compliance with the federal health care overhaul, a spokesman for the company said Tuesday.Jonathan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-17/extending-policies-creates-divided-pool
State

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