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My Turn: Is the Postal Service really losing money?

...5.5 billion annually to pre-fund retiree's health care benefits for 75 years. So the Postal Service is paying for healthcare for future retiree's that have not been born yet. I know this sounds preposterous and it would take way too long to explain...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-16/my-turn-postal-service-really-losing-
Opinion
Begich's health insurance idea gets look from federal government

...beneficial for Alaskans, Begich said, because the cost of healthcare in the state is so high and there is little competition among...with the announcement that Alaskans will not be able to keep healthcare coverage that does not comply with the Affordable Care Act...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/begichs-health-insurance-idea-gets-look
State
My Turn: 'Live United' and make a difference

...families. We are helping individuals and communities improve their health by supporting our partners who provide access to healthcare services, reduce substance abuse, child abuse and domestic violence.Over the years, United Way has moved from simply...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-11/my-turn-live-united-and-make-differen
Opinion
Health care marketplace enrollment opens in November

...those final enrollees receiving coverage starting in March 2015. For many people, enrollment is as simple as logging in at healthcare.gov, filling out the application and selecting a plan. For many others, there may be challenges - but that's what people...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-12/health-care-marketplace-enrollment-open
Local
Open enrollment for health insurance begins in November

...Marketplace are being required to change their password on the Healthcare.gov website for security reasons. Insured individuals may...also encouraged. To set up an account, you may visit www.healthcare.gov, call the Marketplace toll-free number at 1-800-318-2596...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-09-07/open-enrollment-health-insurance-be
Neighbors
My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...sure if you qualify for a SEP, visit Healthcare.gov; it's your best source of information...80 percent of your premium dollars on healthcare. They must offer essential health benefits...help is available. You can visit HealthCare.gov to search for more information...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-fall-season-back-school-new-b
Opinion
Groups receive grants to assist homeless veterans

...percent between 2013 and 2014.John Pendrey IV, chief of the Health Care for Homeless Veterans Programs with the Alaska VA Healthcare System, said 210 chronically homeless veterans lived in Alaska in January 2013. A year later, he said, the number fell...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/groups-receive-grants-assist-homeless-v
State
VA clinic in Wasilla without doctors

...out for various reason or there were credentialing issues with them," said Cynthia Joe, chief of staff for the Alaska VA Healthcare System.U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has expressed concern with staffing at the clinic and asked the VA's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/va-clinic-wasilla-without-doctors
State
FCC chairman discusses unique state needs at roundtable

...dramatically change Alaska's ability to connect with the rest of the world from a social perspective, an economic perspective, a healthcare perspective and open up the doors of education to our young people across the state," Begich said.Wheeler said it would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/fcc-chairman-discusses-unique-state-nee
State
Some Alaskans could lose health care coverage

...instructions on how to submit the necessary information to keep their coverage. Those receiving this letter should log into their HealthCare.gov account and select their current application to upload their documents. They can also mail their information to Department...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-28/some-alaskans-could-lose-health-care-co
Local

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