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My Turn: Health care math doesn't add up for Alaskans

...the cost of health insurance. In July, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that only those who purchase insurance through state-based exchanges may qualify for subsidies, while the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held...
19,000 Alaskans fall in health 'coverage gap' of Obamacare

...through the federal Indian Health Service. The remaining 19,000 are mostly out of luck: their choices are to purchase insurance at full cost, use public health facilities, rely on charity care from hospitals, pay out-of-pocket for care...
Canceled policies could be a plus for new markets

...legislation was introduced during the day to provide for a one-year delay in the law's requirement for individuals to purchase insurance or pay a penalty. Under the measure, backed by Sens. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Joe Manchin, D-W. Va...
The court saved my lifeline

...luckily, the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan had already kicked in, and it made it possible for me to purchase insurance under a government program.I was uninsured not because I'm a lazy, freeloading deadbeat but because my husband...
Parnell says 'no' to an Alaska-run health insurance exchange

...part of which was establishing locally run health insurance exchanges where Alaskans could go online to compare and purchase insurance.Parnell had earlier rejected federal planning money to begin developing the state's exchange, but held out the...
Now's the time to debate health care like adults

...biggest sticking point: the mandate everyone must purchase insurance. This is being challenged by the attorneys general...everyone's taxes, then give hefty refunds to people who purchase insurance. But given our tax-averse nature, a more feasible...
Law already gives states maximum flexibility

...already affords. The core idea behind health-care exchanges is a marketplace where consumers can compare and purchase insurance coverage in a transparent manner. In their letter, the Republican governors demand that they be allowed to choose...
Senators push universal health care plan

...required to have a policy. "It's very strong on personal responsibility," Ellis said of the requirement to purchase insurance. The plan would be funded by a tax of one or two percent on those businesses that do not provide their employees...
Working on the exchange gang

...Program.However, HHS officials now acknowledge that this is not true. Unlike members of Congress, Americans who purchase insurance from an exchange will get just four choices. These choices may be further limited by their employers. By comparison...
New health care provisions will have an effect on businesses

...the threshold for qualifying for a small business subsidy is 25 employees. The threshold for being required to purchase insurance for employer mandate is 50. There are other thresholds for 100 or 200 employees," she said. Renee Radcliff Sinclair...


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