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Smoother marketplace rollout expected

JUNEAU - Officials are expecting a much smoother rollout of the federally run online insurance marketplace than during last year's initial open enrollment.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-14/smoother-marketplace-rollout-expected
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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Begich's health insurance idea gets look from federal government

After a push from D-Sen. Mark Begich, the Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to study the benefits of the senator's proposed "Copper Plan," a low-cost insurance option under the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-15/begichs-health-insurance-idea-gets-look
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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 in the region.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-17/sitka-tribe-develop-shellfish-testing-l
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
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