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My Turn: The serious costs of maijuana

...legalization would also introduce additional instability in the workforce and lead to job-site accidents and increased insurance costs. While a select few members of the commercialized marijuana industry would see personal profits with legalization...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-21/my-turn-serious-costs-maijuana
Opinion
My Turn: Health care math doesn't add up for Alaskans

...category and double for the "Silver" plans - from $1,092 per year in 2013 to $2,268 per year in 2014. Health insurance costs for younger Alaskans have increased the most because the ACA prohibits insurers from charging a 64-year-old more...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-03/my-turn-health-care-math-doesnt-add-a
Opinion
Cuts, insurance costs put cities in jeopardy

...government altogether. Rising insurance costs and declining revenues also are...market in recent years has pushed insurance costs back up to levels seen in the...classroom." In addition to rising insurance costs, cities are struggling to make...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081403/sta_towninsurenace.shtml
News
Aniak mayor: Insurance hikes burden rural Alaska

...heat their homes, and you add about $200 in electricity bills," said Aniak Mayor Jacque Longpre.With higher insurance costs heaped on, it's getting close to a point where people won't be able to afford to live in places such as Aniak...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/aniak-mayor-insurance-hikes-burden-rura
State | AK legislature
Health CEO: layoffs coming after $12M loss

...new elders' home and medical records system. He said increases in temporary duty physicians and employee health insurance costs were also a factor. He said he is working to correct inefficiencies in their revenue collection systems.He said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-11/health-ceo-layoffs-coming-after-12m-los
State
Letter: Affordable Care Act unfair to small businesses

...his plan and simply paying for healthcare out of pocket as needed. We simply cannot afford an increase in health insurance costs, especially considering that his current plan doesn't cover many of our expenses. As a result, we end up paying...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-03-28/letter-affordable-care-act-unfair-sma
Letters
Bartlett Hospital to raise rates

...Physician call pay was increased by $382,000. Staff salaries increased by 2 percent over FY 2014, and employee health insurance costs rose by 10 percent. Germany said the cost increase, which amounted to a budget impact of $609,000, was higher...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-21/bartlett-hospital-raise-rates
Local
New owners of Anchorage motel plan remodel

...begins, and until that point, people can live there, but will have to pay rent in order to cover utilities and insurance costs.He said Stahlman will be acting as the general manager of the property and oversee the living arrangements of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/new-owners-anchorage-motel-plan-remodel
State
Parnell: Alaskans have never been so well-positioned

...than ideal is something that we shouldn't be doing, as demonstrated today by rising health care costs, rising insurance costs, people losing their insurance policies and all of that. That's the Obamacare tax on Alaskans to pay for this...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-10/parnell-alaskans-have-never-been-so-wel
State
My Turn: Obamacare far from perfect but an improvement

...probably haven't actually signed up. The following is my families' experience as small business owners:Health insurance costs at the end of 2013 for our family of four had reached more than $2,000 per month. Since this entailed a $1...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-01/my-turn-obamacare-far-perfect-improve
Opinion

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