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Officials target mid-2015 for workers' comp changes

...system will reduce high medical costs of the current system which given Alaska the highest workers' compensation insurance premiums in the nation despite a workplace safety record that seems to be getting better every year, Monagle said.State...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-27/officials-target-mid-2015-workers-comp-
State
House approves workers' compensation changes

...will slow the fast-rising workers' compensation medical costs that are driving up the costs of workers' comp insurance premiums employers must pay."This is an effort to reduce exorbitant costs in both the public and private sectors," Olson...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/house-approves-workers-compensation-cha
State | AK legislature
Con: Can America afford health care reform?

...actually will drive up the cost of health care and insurance premiums. Federal and state governments as well as businesses...Services, Richard Foster, also predicts higher health insurance premiums for individuals and businesses. One reason is the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052110/opi_642246919.shtml
Opinion
Residents asked to conserve water, testing taking place

...response capacity in order to properly evaluate the performance of the water system; this directly relates to the insurance premiums specific to Juneau. Part of the evaluation process is to operate fire hydrants in various areas of town to verify...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-08-17
Local
Lead, follow or get out of the way

...foundation came out saying that 'Obamacare,' also known as the Affordable Care Act, will not only bring down Health Insurance premiums, but will bring them down even more than expected. This comes not long after a different study showed medical...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2013-09-08/lead-follow-or-get-out-way
Letters
Health care for Alaska

...Care Act. If we don't, she recently wrote, "Alaska businesses and all insured Alaskans will bear even higher insurance premiums and health care costs to cover those uninsured Alaskans." But for Gov. Sean Parnell, it may be that the system...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-11-13/health-care-alaska
Opinion
Flood risk

...communities, or on the rural geologic flood plains and, after Colorado, in the mountainous run-off regions, insurance premiums continue to be subsidized by taxpayers, with the low and fixed income victims suffering incalculably.Earth's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-29/flood-risk
Opinion
My Turn: Medicaid expansion is right for Alaska

...When they cannot pay for that care, the cost is shifted to other payers, thus leading to higher costs and higher insurance premiums. Under the proposed expansion, Medicaid eligibility for children, pregnant women, seniors and the disabled would...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-11-15/my-turn-medicaid-expansion-right-alas
Opinion
Medicaid expansion - it's your business

...taxes will pay for the uninsured in other states. Alaska businesses and all insured Alaskans will bear even higher insurance premiums and health care costs to cover those uninsured. Currently, the cost of care for uninsured Alaskans who are unable...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-31/medicaid-expansion-its-your-business
Opinion
Empire Editorial: The $10M elephant in the room

...among the best compensated in Alaska. Since 2004, insurance premiums for teachers rose from $800 to $1,800; the...raise actually diverts money from cost savings on insurance premiums into salaries. The only people who will benefit...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-13/empire-editorial-10m-elephant-room
Opinion

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