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My Turn: Are you ready for back to school?

The days are getting shorter and summer activities are winding down. School supply lists are appearing in stores and your inboxes. Kids are (hopefully) finishing their summer reading lists.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-26/my-turn-are-you-ready-back-school
Opinion
My Turn: Celebrating 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law as an amendment to the Social Security Act. Most people who will become eligible for Medicare this year were in high school when this legislation was authorized.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-29/my-turn-celebrating-50-years-medicare
Opinion
Program expands Southeast scope

In Tenakee Springs and other rural towns in Southeast Alaska, medical specialists think they've found a way to replace medevac flights. It comes on a little cart.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/program-expands-southeast-scope
Local
Medicaid figures up, stir worry about budgets

ATLANTA - More than a dozen states that opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years.Some lawmakers warn the price of expanding the health care program for poor and lower-income Americans could mean less money available for other state services, including education.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-20/medicaid-figures-stir-worry-about-bud
Not For Web
My Turn: The nuts and bolts of the Affordable Care Act are loose

This past Thursday the United States Supreme Court released its decision in the second of two cases questioning the legality and validity of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), widely referred to as Obamacare. King v.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-29/my-turn-nuts-and-bolts-affordable-car
Opinion
Patients' medical records under threat

CHICAGO - Your private medical information is under threat. That's according to a study that found almost 30 million health records nationwide were involved in criminal theft, malicious hacking or other data breaches over four years.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/patients-medical-records-under-threat
Not For Web
Sitka tribe to develop shellfish testing lab

SITKA - The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is planning to build a lab to test shellfish for naturally occurring toxins that could pose a health threat to subsistence harvesters.The development of the lab is being funded by a $527,000 grant from the Administration for Native Americans, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported the lab will allow the tribe and six other tribal organizations to assess vulnerability in their communities for health risks.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-16/sitka-tribe-develop-shellfish-testing-l
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/2014-09-08/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/2014-09-09/division-approves-health-plan-rate-hike
State

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