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My Turn: Can we afford another healthcare debacle?

...unlike other states, has much higher reimbursement rates for Medicaid than Medicare. As a result, more doctors may decide to treat Medicaid patients versus Medicare patients, creating a situation where our prison population gets better access...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-19/my-turn-can-we-afford-another-healthc
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Subcommittee discusses Medicaid expansion

...investing in health care as another important investment in Alaska, she said.The state has told the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that if the federal contribution rate falls below 90 percent, Alaska would no longer participate. But...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-17/subcommittee-discusses-medicaid-expansi
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Anchorage hospital to acquire Medicare clinic

...cover its bills.The facility, Alaska Medicare Clinic, operates under an unusual business...only patients 65 and older who carry Medicare - federal health insurance shunned by...nurses, medical aides and patients, a Medicare-only primary care hub in South Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-13/anchorage-hospital-acquire-medicare-cli
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My Turn: Will GOP destroy Obama's gains?

...the Bush era of recession and debt. I predict Democrats in Congress will have to fight like hell to keep Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act intact, and immigration reform and climate change legislation will be dead in the water.Let...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-03/my-turn-will-gop-destroy-obamas-gains
Opinion
Analysis: GOP hopes Obama is key to Senate control

WASHINGTON - Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, off-shore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/analysis-gop-hopes-obama-key-senate-con
State
Analysis: In Senate battle, GOP's weapon is Obama

WASHINGTON - Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, offshore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-26/analysis-senate-battle-gops-weapon-obam
State
Medicare premiums up - but not as much as expected

...news for seniors: The government says Medicare's basic monthly premium will rise less...connection between Social Security COLAs and Medicare. Some also cite a moderation in health...will get a simpler takeaway message: Medicare is under sound management.Older voters...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2011-10-28/medicare-premiums-not-much-expected
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Anchorage clinic opens for Medicare patients only, key feature is cost-reducing care plan

...in south Anchorage but patients will need a Medicare card to get in.The Alaska Medicare Clinic intends to keep costs low by relying...that we think will allow the clinic to work on Medicare," said Dr. George Rhyneer, a retired cardiologist...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-08-29/anchorage-clinic-opens-medicare-patient
State
Sweeping Overhaul will save Medicare

...escalating political debate about the future of Medicare reveals a fear of change coupled with...to sustain the program for the future. Medicare is facing $38 trillion in red ink. The recent Medicare Trustees report showed the program is...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-05-19/sweeping-overhaul-will-save-medicare
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My turn: Alaska can do more to help those on Medicare

Alaskans on Medicare deserve some help. A recent survey...you're older than 65, and rely on Medicare, most general practice, or "primary...state had an excuse not to step in. Medicare is a federal program that doesn't...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112310/opi_740466709.shtml
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