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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...

...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...
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...
Murphy: Record shows fiscally conservative government place for decades. Although I was unsuccessful in my attempt to remove the Assembly from the borough's health insurance program, I did personally opt out, saving the borough about $18,000 annually.What does my opponent's record...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Senate passes abortion bill

...possible that some of the language may need to be tightened.Failed amendments included a proposal to expand a health insurance program for low-income children and pregnant women. Gov. Sean Parnell had vetoed an expansion of the Denali KidCare...
Dog sniffs out fish and game violators

...hour and we keep looking for ways to add to the benefits.'' Full-time employees have a 401-K plan and health insurance program, ''something in my day which would have never come up,'' he said. ''Back then, it was 'just show me...


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