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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...
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...
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...

...technical problems with a website," Begich said.The website that people are supposed to be able to purchase insurance on has been burdened with technical problems since it went live. Enroll Alaska, the insurance brokerage firm created...
Outside editorial: Health care mandate should clear constitutional hurdles

...the Obama administration have always hinged on the ability of the federal government to require citizens to either purchase insurance coverage or pay a penalty in the form of higher taxes. Lacking a mandate, a big percentage of the young and the...
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...
Outside editorial: Getting reform right

...Republicans in criticizing various compromises made to reach this point. Would the reduced subsidies to help people purchase insurance still put coverage out of reach? Will the requirement that a new government-run insurance plan negotiate rates...
Forced health care a slippery slope

...carrying auto insurance, but we also have the choice to not own a vehicle. This health mandate forces Americans to purchase insurance or pay a 2 percent income penalty per year. I can't believe that anyone would celebrate that, not to mention...
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...
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...


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