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Changes on the horizon for school district healthcare plans

...eliminated its $2 million lifetime limit and annual dollar limits, began completely covering preventative health care services, and limited the amount of money that employees can contribute, pre-tax, to flexible spending accounts."All...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-02/changes-on-the-horizon-for-school-di
News
Group plan increases smaller than individual rate spikes

...accounts make people feel like they have more skin in the game," so that they think about how they are using health care services, Coon said. The result will generally be less utilization of services, and less cost for everyone.Another trend...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-02/group-plan-increases-smaller-than-in
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Q&A: Alaska House of Representatives

...our communities. Preventative and proactive health care services are needed to keep our community members healthy. While...innovative and original programs for Veteran's health care services. We need to do more, traveling outside or far distances...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-29/qa-alaska-house-of-representative
Opinion
Denial of transfer agreement limits patients' options

...for the hospital. Senior citizens throughout the United States are being denied access to their choice of medical care services and doctors, as a result of $550 million in cuts to Medicare providers initiated and approved by the current administration...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-25/denial-of-transfer-agreem
Letters
On animal welfare, is there more community can do?

...and if properties outside of cities should be assessed a mill rate of 0.002 to pay for domestic animal rescue and care services. The borough would contract with an organization such as Alaska's Extended Life Animal Sanctuary to provide those...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-08-14/on-animal-welfare-is-there-more-c
Opinion
States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

...people who enrolled. The state Department of Health Care Services reported that the backlog has been reduced to 600...a spokesman for the California Department of Health Care Services, said the volume of applications also contributed to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-14/states-told-to-find-way-to-clear-med
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...of the current fight to bad blood in the animal care community. Lisa Norwood of the city of San Antonio's Animal Care Services agreed, calling the local animal-rights community "a rumor mill" that hurts shared animal welfare goals: "How...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-06-30
Arts & Entertainment
Transfer agreement not a problem

...is no need to be arguing about where patients should be getting their services, our community is growing and there are plenty of patients to go around. I would like to work together to improve the health care services for our community.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-12/transfer-agreement-not-a-
Letters
Denial of transfer agreement a sound business decision for Central Peninsula Hospital

...as a deliberate limiting of care options for patients on the Kenai Peninsula, one that gave it a monopoly on health care services, but we think the hospital made the right decision.In 2010, when the hospital board recommended that the borough...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-09-06/denial-of-transfer-agreement-a-so
Opinion
Voters to advise assembly on animal control

...areas? - And should properties outside of cities pay a mill rate of 0.002 to pay for domestic animal rescue and care services? Tim Colbath, who runs Alaska's Extended Life Animal Sanctuary in Nikiski and has been advocating for a solution...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-03/voters-to-advise-assembly-on-animal-
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