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Assembly debates compensation at length

...have Internet access before being elected to the assembly, so the public doesn't need to pay for those items.Health insurance costs about $18,600 annually per assembly member. Johnson said because assembly members aren't full-time employees...
City, unions reach deal on health insurance

...are "still bearing an appropriate level of the health insurance cost."Semmens also said that keeping the city's...if present or potential employees see that their health insurance costs are exorbitant compared to other cities, it will...
Statewide health care costs are biting harder

Morris News Service - AlaskaThe estimates were developed for the Alaska Health Care Commission by the University of Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic Research. Businesses and families are getting hit: At $11,926 per employee, Alaska has the highest average annual cost for employee health benefits in the nation, twice what employers in some other states pay. Between 2003 and 2010 the share of health benefits paid by employees increased from 17 percent to 22 percent for family coverage.
Parnell plays cards close costs the providers charge other patients who are covered by insurance, and have the effect of driving up health insurance costs. So far, Parnell's statements indicate he is leaning against the expanded coverage despite most of its being...
Why I voted yes for health reform

...given a chance, will improve the lives of Alaskans. This leads me back to the status quo. During this decade, health insurance costs for Alaska families increased five times faster than wages. If we do nothing, they will double again in a few...
Foraker, Alaska chamber partner to provide insurance to small businesses

...Feb. 23 during the chamber's annual legislative "fly-in" for its members. This won't initially lower health insurance costs, although there are likely to be reductions over the long term, state chamber President Wayne Stevens said...
NEA staff agrees on contract; returns to work

...documents. Both sides, however, said the new contract provides for salary increases, efforts to hold down health insurance costs and retirement incentives for senior staff. ''It was all about money,'' NEA-Alaska president Rich Kronberg...
Group proposes cure for state's ills

...and Internet to boost efficiency and reduce costs to customers. The impetus for the proposal comes from soaring health insurance costs, the growing numbers of Alaskans who cannot afford health services and the drain on the economy from health care...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...prescription drug plan that kicks in fully in 2006. HEALTH CARE COMPANIES Businesses have identified soaring health insurance costs as the most critical issue facing them today, but proposals by Bush aren't likely to immediately slow the growth...


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