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Finance Committee to talk tax exemptions

...also includes adding a need-based qualifying income level. Those with a household income of less than two and a half times the federal...currently exists. This translates to a combined income of $49,800 for a household of two, according...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/finance-committee-talk-tax-exemptions
Local
My Turn: Celebrating 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

...disabled people, families with children, pregnant women and low-income working Americans were unable to afford the medical care they...almost 72 million eligible children, pregnant women, low-income adults and people living with disabilities. Almost one out...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-29/my-turn-celebrating-50-years-medicare
Opinion
Walker discusses decision to expand Medicaid

...Medicaid it is saying "no" to people who could be getting health care coverage. Estimates indicate that nearly 42,000 lower-income Alaskans would be newly eligible for Medicaid under expansion the first year and that nearly 21,000 would enroll.Walker...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/walker-discusses-decision
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Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

...liver, afflicting about 3 million Americans.Spending on Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for low-income people, also has jumped. The 2013 increase was 6.1 percent. But the program is projected to have grown by 12 percent in...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/health-care-spending-accelerate-us-re
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Around Town for Wednesday, July 29

...clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/around-town-wednesday-july-29
Local
Alaska Editorial: Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

...convincing people that we actually have a problem."Indeed, Alaskans have gotten used to a relatively low tax burden, no state income tax and a nice check courtesy of the Alaska Permanent Fund every fall. Part of the challenge in understanding the problem lies...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-28/alaska-editorial-time-alaskans-engage
Opinion
'The conversation we're stuck with'

...that Republican legislators have blocked the state from expanding Medicaid, a step which would enable large numbers of low-income people to obtain mental health care."We know there are tens of thousands of people who are walking time bombs - probably...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/conversation-were-stuck
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Clinton to make boosting wages key to plan

...make boosting middle class incomes and wages the focus of her...emphasizing the need for the real income of everyday Americans to rise...figure but rather by how much income increases for middle-class...typical working American, their income has not been rising anywhere...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-12/clinton-make-boosting-wages-key-plan
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Medicaid figures up, stir worry about budgets

...price of expanding the health care program for poor and lower-income Americans could mean less money available for other state services...expanded Medicaid, or plan to do so, to include all adults with incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level, currently...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-20/medicaid-figures-stir-worry-about-bud
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Smoke-free workplaces save money and lives

...disease and death.Medicaid is provided by the state for low-income individuals, the unemployed and the working poor. After a 50 percent decline in smoking rates in the U.S., it is low-income people who continue to smoke at disproportionate rates. They...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-07-20/smoke-free-workplaces-save-money-and-
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