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My Turn: Medicaid is overburdened with fraud

...lower-income people the most, especially those who have been signed up for a health insurance plan under the Obamacare insurance mandate and already have huge monthly premiums and sky-high deductibles. In Juneau, of course, much of the tax will...
Most GOP governors want speedy health care review

...lawsuit joined by 26 states, including Alaska. Other federal judges have upheld the law, and another judge ruled an insurance mandate unconstitutional but did not strike down the rest of the law. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin was the only GOP governor...
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Alaska House takes stand against health care reform

...23-16 largely along party lines, House members voted to make it the policy of the state of Alaska to oppose the insurance mandate in the Affordable Health Care and Patient Protection Act. House Bill 1, sponsored by Rep. Carl Gatto, R-Palmer...
He still favors an Obama approach of the individual mandate.Romney continues to back himself into a corner with his staunch defense of the insurance mandate. He says: "We dealt with a challenge that we had - a lot of people that were expecting government to pay their...
Pro: Court rulings affirm mandated health insurance is constitutional

...most common argument against insurance mandates is that, unlike other federal...Congress has ample evidence that insurance mandates are essential to controlling...purpose. In concept, the insurance mandates before Congress are nothing...
Miller honored for advocacy of cancer research

...screening from 50 to 40 for most men and from 40 to 35 for men in high-risk groups. Alaska is the only state with this insurance mandate, he said. Since his crusade began, Miller's speaking engagements have reached more than 17,000 people, he...
Undoing health law could have multiple messy ripple effects

...people joined the insurance pool.Opponents say Congress overstepped its constitutional authority by issuing the insurance mandate. The administration says the requirement is permissible because it serves to regulate interstate commerce. Most...
Health reforms penalize some Native Americans

...several elders he spoke with believe that allowing only members of federally recognized tribes to avoid the individual insurance mandate was a positive step, especially as the already strapped Indian Health Service clinics are forced to slash services...
Health insurance changes coming Oct. 1 in Alaska for employers, individuals" on certain high-value plans, a tax on health insurance premiums, an excise tax on medical devices, the insurance mandate penalties and even a tax on tanning beds.Medicaid changes are also part of the financial plan. Weinstein said...
Parnell: Enacting health care may violate oath

...judges have upheld the law, and another ruled the insurance mandate unconstitutional but did not strike down the rest...not pursue "anything" related to the individual insurance mandate, which he said would have undermined the state's...


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