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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
My Turn: Fall - the season for back-to-school, new beginnings and heathcare opportunities

...out if you qualify for Medicaid or if your children qualify for the Denali KidCare - Alaska's Children's Health Insurance Program - or for Marketplace coverage and programs including tax subsidies that help pay your premiums and lower out-of-pocket...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-fall-season-back-school-new-b
Opinion
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
Alaska's ACA enrollment nears 13k

...information is available by calling 1-800-318-2596.Individuals may enroll in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program at any time of year. And members of federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native shareholders may enroll any time...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-08/alaskas-aca-enrollment-nears-13k
State
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
State | AK legislature
State makes medevac insurance legal again

...we're not going to go broke," said Davey Lubin, Ella's father.The Lubins joined Airlift Northwest's AirCare insurance program last September as a supplement to their regular insurance plan. Their membership means they only have about $9...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-24/state-makes-medevac-insurance-legal-aga
Local
Murkowski asks for change in FEMA rules for Juneau

...the city's future growth. "The City and Borough of Juneau's top priority in changes to the (National Flood Insurance Program) regulations is to allow fill as a way to elevate building in Velocity Zones," Feldt wrote. "Most shorelines...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/murkowski-asks-change-fema-rules-juneau
Local
IHS proposes caps as federal budget deadline nears

...that the proposal does not defy the Supreme Court's decision.Programs such as Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program and Social Security were exempted from sequestration; IHS was not and its budget was cut by 9 percent.Congress...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-18/ihs-proposes-caps-federal-budget-deadli
State
First wave of prefiled legislation released

...introduced a suite of bills they say are aimed at women's health and opportunity, including expansion of a health insurance program for low-income children and pregnant women, rejected in the past by Gov. Sean Parnell; and requiring businesses...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-12/first-wave-prefiled-legislation-release
State
Confusion, relief mark start of new health reforms

...additional fine for parents who do not get health insurance for their children.Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor, already was experiencing problems in some states.In Pennsylvania on Thursday, Gov. Tom Corbett's...

http://juneauempire.com/juliet-williams/2014-01-03/confusion-relief-mark-start-n

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