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Spokeswoman defends insurance rate review process

Juneau - A spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell says Alaska's Division of Insurance did not apply for federal grants to review health insurance premium increases because the state has the resources to support an effective review.Alaska was among several states that didn't apply for a rate-review grant.A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman has said Alaska could offer more affordable options with a stronger rate review program.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-10/spokeswoman-defends-insurance-rate-revi
State
Playing the health insurance blame game

Politicians and at least one interest group seized the opportunity this week to point fingers over the news that health insurance premiums for thousands of Alaskans may increase next year. Parnell blames Obama Gov.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/playing-health-insurance-blame-game
State
Division approves health plan rate hikes

JUNEAU - The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-09/division-approves-health-plan-rate-hike
State
Division approves health plan rate hikes

JUNEAU - The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/division-approves-health-plan-rate-hike
State
Spokesman: 5 immigrant children sent to Alaska

A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says five unaccompanied immigrant children have been sent to Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-04/spokesman-5-immigrant-children-sent-ala
State
Community clinic continues service

Health care services for Juneau's homeless population didn't lapse for even a day while Front Street Community Health Center transitioned from being a program of SEARHC as Front Street Clinic to an independent, community health center.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-16/community-clinic-continues-service
Local
Nearly 13,000 Alaskans sign up for insurance

ANCHORAGE - The number of Alaskans who signed up for a health insurance plan using the Affordable Care Act's health care marketplace fell short of the government's initial goal for the first year. Numbers released Thursday by the U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-02/nearly-13000-alaskans-sign-insurance
State
Johnson wants politics out of expanding Medicaid

JUNEAU - The rocky launch of the federal online insurance marketplace provided cover for those skeptical of Medicaid expansion, but the issues are separate, the regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-05/johnson-wants-politics-out-expanding-me
State
More than 3,300 Alaskans sign up for insurance

JUNEAU - More than 3,300 Alaskans signed up for private health insurance during the first three months of the online marketplace, with the vast majority - 83 percent - receiving federal help in paying their premiums, government figures released Monday show.The number of sign-ups as of Dec. 28 is up sharply from the end of November, when fewer than 400 Alaskans had selected plans. Nationwide, enrollment through Dec. 28 was nearly 2.2 million. That figure includes enrollment through state-run insurance exchanges.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-14/more-3300-alaskans-sign-insurance
State
Alaska Native foster children to receive federal help

FAIRBANKS - The state is entering into an agreement with the first tribal consortium in Alaska to receive federal foster care reimbursements. The agreement with the state Tanana Chiefs Conference was expected to be signed Wednesday afternoon.

http://juneauempire.com/2013-12-19/alaska-native-foster-children-receive-federal

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