Clinton, Sanders spar over taxes, health care

...drawing boos from the audience.The Democratic front-runner said Sanders' approach would "eliminate" major pieces of the health care system, including private insurance, Medicaid, the Tricare system for veterans and other coverage. But Sanders...
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Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

...smoke-related respiratory tract issues between July and the end of October - nearly three times the normal rate, according to the health ministry.In late October, the Pollution Standards Index hit a record high of 3,300 in Central Kalimantan province...
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Coast Guard icebreaker back after pioneering North Pole trip

...S. polar icebreaker has returned to Seattle after cutting its way to the North Pole in support of a mission to study the health of the Arctic Ocean.The Coast Guard Cutter Healy pulled into its Seattle homeport Thursday, about two months after...
Health insurance marketplace navigation

...Library in Sitka.The presentation will include information about affordable health care coverage available through the Health Insurance Marketplace and explain who is eligible, who qualifies for lower-cost health coverage, pitfalls to avoid...
Kake's Library receives grant to establish Early Literacy Program

...books, a puppet, and suggested age-appropriate learning activities.The purpose of the Crossett Fund is to improve the health of children living in Southeast Alaska. For more information, visit
Alaskans opt out of insurance, choose health care ministries

...became members of Liberty HealthShare Nov. 1. Their $300 monthly contribution provides them access to shared funds from the health ministry for medical expenses over $1,000 per incident.Chesley has been impressed with the service so far and has...
Alaska appeals abortion funding decision

...her and her family," she said in a statement. "For far too long, politicians in Alaska have tried to sidestep women's constitutional rights. By appealing this decision, the state is compromising the health of low-income women."
Plan targets health care bias against transgender people

...against transgender people throughout the health care system.Once the proposed regulations...amounts to a manual for carrying out the health law's prohibition against medical...requirements would have impact throughout the health care system because service providers...
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JAMHI selected for Dartmouth InSHAPE research project

Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc., has been selected by the Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth to participate in the InSHAPE research project, an 18-month health promotion program...
New ACA challenge heads for Supreme Court

...twice turned back major challenges to the health care law, in 2012 and in June...raising revenue."The foundation said the health overhaul is expected to generate...court in Washington said that while the health care law does contain tax-raising...
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