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My Turn: Too much risk with house minority positions as Medicaid expansion questions loom

...front of the court: Does the Affordable Care Act authorize the IRS to provide tax credits to individuals who purchase health insurance on a federally facilitated exchange? If the answer is no, at least 34 state exchanges created by the federal...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-25/my-turn-too-much-risk-house-minority-
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Obamacare targeted in GOP compromise budget OK'd by House

...politically dangerous cuts to Medicare blocked a House move that called for giving subsidies to future retirees to purchase health insurance on the open market instead of a guaranteed package of Medicare coverage.Under Washington's arcane budget...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-01/obamacare-targeted-gop-compromise-bud
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My Turn: Accepting Medicaid dollars would benefit Alaska

...political perspective). In short, these expanded Medicaid-eligible Alaskans are deemed too poor to reasonably purchase health insurance through the law.I noted that there should be little serious dispute as to the question of Medicaid expansion...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-13/my-turn-accepting-medicaid-dollars-wo
Opinion
19,000 Alaskans fall in health 'coverage gap' of Obamacare

...care from hospitals, pay out-of-pocket for care or go without health care, she said.Individuals who purchase health insurance through the federal marketplace are eligible for price cuts if their employers do not provide coverage, they're...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-18/19000-alaskans-fall-health-coverage-gap
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Alaska Editorial: Medicaid decision not best course

...expanding Medicaid is just a matter of fairness. The Affordable Care Act offers sliding-scale subsidies to purchase health insurance for those people whose incomes range from 100 percent to 400 percent of the federal poverty level. Under the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-11-26/alaska-editorial-medicaid-decision-no
Opinion
White House, Congress must find the center

...can move onto more crucial health issues, such as offering tax credits that help small businesses and workers purchase health insurance. Move forward on trade. The president correctly wants Congress to give him renewed "fast track" authority...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082701/opE_edboard1.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...poverty level. The idea was to help women who earned too much for Medicaid coverage and far less than enough to purchase health insurance on their own. The state would be required to pay about one-third of the cost and the federal government would...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020401/Ope_Editorial.shtml
Recent votes send a negative message

...business to decide for them - then a law must come to effect to increase their rate of pay and enable them to purchase health insurance elsewhere. Whatever happened to equal pay and benefits for equal work? Tana Bell Juneau

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050207/let_20070502009.shtml
Opinion
Give all Alaskans medical insurance

...generally expand medical insurance coverage. Federal House Bill 525 allows small businesses to group together to purchase health insurance (small-business health plans). Alaska House Bill 140 and state Senate Bill 87 increases Denali KidCare...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041307/let_20070413021.shtml
Opinion
He still favors an Obama approach

...them, if you can pay, don't count on the government, take personal responsibility."But the mandate to purchase health insurance applies to everyone, not just the uninsured.As proof, Gingrich cited a report about a couple in Massachusetts...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-11-04/he-still-favors-obama-approach
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