JUNEAU - Fifty-three Alaskans signed up for private health insurance during the first month of the online federal marketplace, government figures released Wednesday show.
KETCHIKAN - On the playground at Houghtaling Elementary School, at least four sixth-grade students walk the playground during the kindergarten through third-grade recess, sometimes in pairs and sometimes not, playing with the younger kids and making sure everyone is engaging in a safe and happy way.
JUNEAU - There will likely be some glitches associated with the rollout of the online health insurance marketplace in Alaska - surges in use, people getting lost on the website or delays in response time, a federal official said Monday.
JUNEAU - Officials urged patience Tuesday - and a focus on the bigger picture - as glitches were reported with the rollout of the new online health insurance marketplace in Alaska.
JUNEAU - The government's online health insurance marketplace is scheduled to go live Tuesday, allowing Alaskans to shop for private insurance and meet the requirements of the new federal health care law.
Bartlett Regional Hospital board approved a settlement with the federal government to reimburse Medicare and Medicaid $1.4 million. The City and Borough of Juneau City Manager Kim Kiefer will have the final sign-off on the settlement.
ANCHORAGE - Nurses Monica Negaard and Linda Hackenbruch can be found together on Alaska Regional Hospital's critical care unit much of the time these days, their Dansko clogs clopping on the floor in unison as they visit patients.
SAN FRANCISCO - When Liz DeRouen needs any kind of health care services, from diabetes counseling to a dental cleaning, she checks into a government-funded clinic in Northern California's wine country that covers all her medical needs.
Gov. Sean Parnell visited Washington, D.C., last week for a meeting of the National Governors Association, and he came back believing that "Washington is broken," he said at a press conference Thursday morning.
As a longtime Alaska health care consultant I was shocked and appalled when I opened my email news feed from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today.
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