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Four southcentral legislators form 'freedom caucus'

...will examine issues through "conservative eyes," she said. Walker, for example, wants to expand the Medicaid insurance program to 40,000 low-income Alaskans."We have to ask, is that sustainable, and can we really afford to put more...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-01/four-southcentral-legislators-form-free
State
Alaska to get $2.6 million health care bonus

...children enrolled in its health insurance program.Alaska has been meeting federal...part of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act.To receive...Denali Kid Care, the state's insurance program for low income families.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-31/alaska-get-26-million-health-care-bonus
State
Senate defeats health insurance program

JUNEAU - The Alaska Senate on Wednesday defeated a measure to expand a health insurance program for low-income children and pregnant women.The 10-10 vote was a turnaround from last year when the same proposal passed the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-04-13/senate-defeats-health-insurance-program
State
Democrats revive effort to expand insurance program

JUNEAU - Senate Democrats are reviving an effort to expand a health insurance program for low-income pregnant women and children despite opposition from the governor, who vetoed the same measure last year after...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032411/sta_804504781.shtml
News
Davis seeking support for health insurance program

JUNEAU - An Anchorage Democrat is seeking to build support for a scaled-back expansion of a health insurance program for low-income children.Sen. Bettye Davis' proposal would raise the income eligibility threshold for Denali KidCare from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-03-27/davis-seeking-support-health-insurance-
State
KidCare spent $384K on abortion-related services

...health department says 0.18 percent of a health insurance program for low-income families was spent on "abortion...Alaska version of the federal Children's Health Insurance Program, covers 7,900 Alaska children. Parnell vetoed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060610/sta_649781726.shtml
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Governor vetoes Denali KidCare expansion

...will veto expansion of a health insurance program for low-income families because...federal Children's Health Insurance Program, Denali KidCare, covers 7...funded the Children's Health Insurance Program below 200 percent of the federal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060410/sta_648857612.shtml
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Alaska editorial: Alaska should help uninsured children

...Earlier this year, Congress and President Obama significantly increased funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program. States contribute funding to the program, though the federal government pays for most of it. The program covers...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073009/opi_472861816.shtml
Trial program offers free health insurance for Alaska Natives/American Indians

...additional health insurance coverage through a new trial program.The program, known as Tribally Sponsored Health Insurance Program, is available to those that meet specific criteria. Applicants must not be currently covered by Medicaid, Medicare...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-05-18/trial-program-offers-free-health-in
Neighbors
Aniak mayor: Insurance hikes burden rural Alaska

...the troubled National Flood Insurance Program of $24 billion in debt that...18 percent a year until the insurance program is collecting enough to cover...Alaska, 442 National Flood Insurance Program policyholders face premium increases...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/aniak-mayor-insurance-hikes-burden-rura
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