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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 expansion...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-10/parnell-alaskans-have-never-been-so-wel
State
Ketchikan board opposes school insurance bill

...pass, they would have to contribute equally to certified and classified staff members, and it could increase their insurance costs by $1.4 million.School board member Stephen Bradford said he didn't like the Legislature trying to impose its...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-24/ketchikan-board-opposes-school-insuranc
State
Ketchikan school board considers opposing SB90

KETCHIKAN - A bill intended to give the state more bargaining power over school district health insurance costs could leave smaller districts paying more money to participate, school officials in Ketchikan say.If passed, Senate Bill 90...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-23/ketchikan-school-board-considers-opposi
State
Car ownership costs depend on more than just gas prices

...including commuting distance, and insurance cost per vehicle.Drivers can't...ways to cut down on gasoline and insurance costs, and to avoid costly auto repairs...and fees, and its repair and insurance costs were higher than Georgia, according...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-05/car-ownership-costs-depend-more-just-ga
State

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