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District, union carve out new contract

...known until the gravity of winter shows itself."We also looked at the difference in what we budgeted for health insurance costs for teachers and the number who signed up," Means said. "Fewer signed up than budgeted for, so we'll look at...
My Turn: Medicaid is overburdened with fraud

...adding to the unsustainable cost of government. Meanwhile, small business owners will face another rise in health insurance costs for their employees. As if Obamacare insurance products weren't already expensive enough for businesses and individuals...
Miller's contract extended to 2018

...whenever they come up again, seemingly easier.A current draft of this zero-budget process lists things such as insurance costs and utilities at the top, and items such as career counselors near the bottom, with high school activities falling...
Eliminating ferry bars

...state another 28.13 percent, or $86,400. This now totals $393,400. But let's not forget about our health insurance cost! For the months that we bartenders work in those positions - $100,000 - is a generous estimation, which brings...
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...
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...
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...
Health CEO: layoffs coming after $12M loss 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...
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...
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...


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