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Lambda Legal representative provides 'State of the Union'

...specifically to transgender people, she said. One issue O'Kelley presented was elderly transgender people navigating the health care system and assisted living or longterm care facilities, where even if staff are well-behaved, they may face...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-18/lambda-legal-representative-provides-st
Local
Filling in the (coverage) gaps

...in finding an Alaska solution to the health care challenges for this population...existing gap in services. Reviewing the health services available across the state...the dysfunction and inefficiency of the health care system when we spend more than...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-24/filling-coverage-gaps
Opinion
My Turn: Learn benefits, take advantage of new health insurance policy

...important to know:? Benefits: The health care items or services covered under...deductibles you owe. For example, if the health insurance or plan's allowed amount...payment of 20 percent would be $20. The health insurance or plan pays the rest of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-11/my-turn
Opinion
E-cig users face new but familiar rule

...using e-cigarettes in the libraries considering that the health effects seemed to be pretty real. We went forward from...ordinance was adopted, he said.There are many opinions on the health effects of e-cigarettes, which are filled with a liquid...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/e-cig-users-face-new-familiar-rule
Local
Herring search spans millennia

...What people are seeing out in ocean is contradictory to what the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is saying about (the) health of stock," he said. Feldpausch also makes an economic argument: "On average, worldwide forage fish, such as herring...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-11/herring-search-spans-millennia
Outdoors
Flag Day Editorial: A pledge for America

...Fortunes, and our sacred Honor." Is it too much to ask for us to do the same, under much less dire circumstances, for the health of the republic?Therefore, may each of us pledge:1. To be an informed, active citizen2. To be civil and kind3...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-04/flag-day-editorial-pledge-america
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Fairbanks youth homeless shelter provides vital service for wayward teens

...Door, there is great value in changing the trajectories of young people who might otherwise become a burden both to the health of the community and a drain on its financial resources.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-03/alaska-editorial-fairbanks-youth-home
Opinion
Alaska's ACA enrollment nears 13k

...enrolled in health care plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace has surpassed...of the affordability options under the health care law," according to the HealthCare...Medicaid. The gap exists because the health care law, when passed, assumed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-08/alaskas-aca-enrollment-nears-13k
State
Community clinic continues service

...independent, community health center.The health center will continue to offer its...care provider Mary Fitzgerald said.The health center received a grant for $121...Community contributions helped keep the health center afloat before the grants were...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-16/community-clinic-continues-service
Local
My Turn: Economic research shows Alaska is better off under new oil tax

...including those of us at Northrim Bank - have relied on economist Scott Goldsmith for his expertise and analysis of the health of the state's economy. Scott is now professor emeritus at the University of Alaska Institute of Social and Economic...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-05/my-turn-economic-research-shows-alask
Opinion

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