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Obama: 'Feeling good' on health care

...last week when it upheld federal financial aid to millions of low- and middle-income Americans to help pay for insurance premiums regardless of where they live.Obama declared immediately after the ruling that the law is "here to stay." He...
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3 insurers plan to leave market

...Wing-Heier said. "On the other hand, we can't continue to pay the prices we are. We can't continue to pay the insurance premiums we are and we can't afford to pay the health care costs we are."There has to be a happy medium for all involved...
Probe: Bogus enrollees kept getting 'Obamacare' got automatically re-enrolled for 2015. Some were rewarded with even bigger taxpayer subsidies for their insurance premiums, a congressional probe has found.The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says 11 counterfeit characters...
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Obamacare survives second fight

...The 6-3 ruling, which upheld financial aid to millions of low- and middle-income Americans to help pay for insurance premiums regardless of where they live, was the second major victory in three years for Obama in politically charged Supreme...
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Reaction to health care decision mixed in state

JUNEAU - More than 16,000 Alaskans will be able to keep federal subsidies to help cover health insurance premium costs following a U.S. Supreme Court decision.The high court Thursday upheld the subsidies underpinning the federal health...
Alaska legislators, get it together take cuts in other areas of our budget, food, clothing, heat, when we have the added burden of high cost insurance premiums. Support the system while repairing it, same as education. ? I support the ferries. Transportation within Southeast...
My Turn: Medicaid expansion makes sense for many reasons

...not. The difference is made up, in part, by cost shifting, resulting in higher charges for services and higher insurance premiums.Among the critiques I've heard in discussions on Medicaid expansion is that current Medicaid programs need reforms...
Column: The 'rest of the story' on federal subsidies

...15,000 Alaskans will lose the credit they just earned. Now that doesn't mean they'll be required to pay an insurance premium they can't afford. If that cost is more than 8 percent of household income, they can opt of coverage without...
Legislators file first round of bills

...officers, firefighters or emergency medical technicians who die from work-related injuries include one year of health insurance premium payments.? HB 4 - Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-Fairbanks - Adjusts the definition of liability for automated external defibrillators...
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My Turn: Reflecting on two nights on call visits, recurring hospitalizations and worsening disabilities of uninsured individuals. The result is higher insurance premiums and more costly out-of-pocket expenses for basic health care.Gov. Sean Parnell and his administration have...


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