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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-03-0
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-11/legislators-prefiled-bills-released
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-22/school-budgets-being-cut-statewide
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'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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-13/%E2%80%98obamacare%E2%80%99-ak-subsi
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-11/report-recommends-insurance-pooling-
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'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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-13/obamacare-ak-subsidy-calculator-fixe
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'Obamacare' comes into focus for AK

...by the Congressional Research Service as Medicare part A; Medicare Advantage; Medicaid; State Children's Health Insurance Programs; TRICARE; the VA Healthcare Program and employer sponsored plans. Residents on the Peninsula who use the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-09-28/obamacare-come-into-focus-for-ak
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Murphy: Record shows fiscally conservative government

...in 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-09-26/murphy-record-shows-fiscally-cons
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-04-09/senate-passes-abortion-bill
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Needed: Alaska health care workers

...now, 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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120710/new_746965903.shtml
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