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...conservatives in the GOP forced a 16-day partial government shutdown over funding to implement the nation's new health insurance program. The small-bore, two-year budget deal struck by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray...
Legislators' prefiled bills released

...introduced a suite of bills they say are aimed at women's health and opportunity, including expansion of a health insurance program for low-income children and pregnant women, which has Gov. Sean Parnell has rejected in the past. Another...
School budgets being cut statewide

...dollars), and you assume all else is flat, you have to absorb that," Fisher said.The district has a unique health insurance program in that it is self-insured. While the plan is good for employees, there is concern that the "Cadillac tax...
Report recommends insurance pooling for school districts

JUNEAU - A new report commissioned by a Senate committee recommends a state-managed health insurance program for public school employees that it said could save up to $33.7 million.Critics question the numbers - and how long any savings...
'Obamacare' AK subsidy calculator fixed

...Act requires, among many things, that all citizens and legal residents not covered by employer-sponsored health insurance programs buy health insurance by March 31, 2014 or face fines. Under the individual mandate, households making less...
Alaska could lose millions in Medicare payments

...continued payment cuts,'' Dr. Yank Coble Jr., AMA president, told the Anchorage Daily News. Medicare is a health insurance program for people 65 and older that's funded by the federal government. The AMA says funding has decreased because...
Bill of health: Borough discussing cost of health care reform on Tuesday

...temporary employee to help implement the new requirements. "Due to the increased workload necessary to manage the health insurance program and to ensure compliance with PPACA, the general services department is requesting the temporary position become...
Needed: Alaska health care workers, and we'll be 10 percent soon." And with as many as 64,000 Alaskans now expected to be enrolled in health insurance programs following the passage of the new federal health care law earlier this year, recruiting Alaskans to fill the...
Smokers red hot over new tax: Fuming!

...Soldotna. The hike in tobacco taxes aims to fund an expansion to health care for children through the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, but according to Andrews, many tobacco users aren't happy about footing the bill despite...
Mrs. Smalley goes to Washington

...Washington, D.C. prior to the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) vote. Congress voted on a Senate when it was passed. The State Children's Health Insurance Program comes to the states to administer similar to...


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