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Kenai changes employee health plan

In its drafted Fiscal Year 2016 budget, Kenai will spend $291,629 more on employee health insurance than it did in the last fiscal year. This increase reflects the city's ongoing effort to control its health care premium costs...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-28/kenai-changes-employee-health-plan
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Kenai raises fees

...Construction for municipal park improvement, and authorizing the city manager to enter a contract for city employee health insurance with provider Primera Blue Cross Blue Shield. Reach Ben Boettger at ben.boettger@peninsulaclarion.com

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-21/kenai-raises-fees
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Kenai draft budget increases $48,386

...increases and a $4,507 increase in benefits. The draft budget also includes a $291,629 increase in employee health insurance, a growing expense that in last year's budget sessions prompted a city mill rate increase from 3.85 to 4.35...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-12/kenai-draft-budget-increases-48386
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Federal health insurance aid in doubt for nearly 8 million

...million people could lose up to $24 billion a year in health insurance subsidies in a Supreme Court case threatening President...the federal government took charge of running the health insurance marketplaces, or exchanges. The justices heard...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-10/federal-health-insurance-aid-in-doub
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Community health care provider faces financial challenges

...enough money to afford insurance through Alaska's health insurance exchange, but make too much money to qualify for...For Weston, who said she has never had private health insurance, medical care has been out of her reach since she...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-02/community-health-care-provider-faces
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Prepping for expansion, DHSS works through Medicaid applications

...that was federal money.ARIES was supposed to be online in October 2013, when the Affordable Care Act's online health insurance marketplace went live. But, for a variety of reasons, that didn't happen, Kreher said."Almost for a year we...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-28/prepping-for-expansion-dhss-works-th
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...Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months...coverage if they were to lose health insurance subsidies later this year...efforts to create a state-based health insurance exchange.Indeed, while the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/steve-peoples/2015-02-23
Voices of Alaska: Medicaid: It's the right thing to do

...perks of my job as governor is health insurance. For those of us who have insurance...who don't earn enough to buy health insurance. Alaskans who make $20,314...support. Alaskans who need health insurance are counting on us to act...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-21/voices-of-alaska-medicaid-its-the
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What others say: Legislature off base on Medicaid

...Americans through a system of government subsidies for health insurance. But part of the act was left up to individual states...Alaskans would be rendered lazy and unmotivated by health insurance doesn't hold water - it's offensive to the character...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-22/what-others-say-legislature-off-b
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Medical providers look at implications of health care expansion

...resident who doesn't meet the requirements of either Medicaid or Affordable Care Act subsidies. Tennin said she lost health insurance shortly after having a brain surgery in 2003, and that another recent neurological problem had incurred more debt...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-12/medical-providers-look-at-implicatio
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