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Voices of the Peninsula: Medicaid expansion makes sense for Alaska

...not. The difference is made up, in part, by cost shifting, resulting in higher charges for services and higher insurance premiums.Among the critiques I've heard in discussions on Medicaid expansion is that current Medicaid programs need reforms...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-11/voices-of-the-peninsula-medicaid-
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Group plan increases smaller than individual rate spikes

The huge spike in health insurance premiums in the individual market due to the Affordable Health Care Act hasn't materialized for employer group plans, the major player...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-02/group-plan-increases-smaller-than-in
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Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class

...community college free. He also has called for expanding paid leave for workers and moved on his own to lower a mortgage insurance premium rate that could attract new homebuyers."Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-20/obama-in-state-of-the-union-tax-weal
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Senate candidates share their views

...enough to qualify for Medicaid. And when these folks use the ER for their primary care, it drives up everyone's insurance premiums. Parnell's administration approved health insurers' rate hikes without adequate study and justification: these...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-30/senate-candidates-share-their-vie
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Bill to protect homeowners in flood-prone areas set to pass

...House-drafted measure to Obama. White House officials said he'll sign it. The bill would scale back big flood insurance premium increases faced by hundreds of thousands of homeowners. The measure also would allow below-market insurance rates...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-15
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Health care budget fact check

...the cheapest of four major options offered by the new markets, the "bronze" plan. But, just like with auto insurance, premiums aren't the only potential expense for a consumer. Those who choose bronze will have to pay 40 percent of their...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-09-30/health-care-budget-fact-check
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CES concerned about Prop 1

...affected areas is the affect the closure could have on the insurance rating that decided, in part, homeowner's fire insurance premiums. Mokracek said that before the stations wen in at Kasilof and Funny River the ISO rating, which establishes fire...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-09-18/ces-concerned-about-prop-1
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...that basically provide money to participating insurers to help them financially balance the risk and offset rising insurance premiums, said Dylan H. Roby, director of the Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program at the UCLA Center for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-02
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House approves workers' comp changes

...will slow the fast-rising workers' compensation medical costs that are driving up the costs of workers' comp insurance premiums employers must pay."This is an effort to reduce exorbitant costs in both the public and private sectors," Olson...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-17/house-approves-workers-comp-changes
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Ready or not, health care changes coming

...over 10 years, Weinstein said. Those include a "Cadillac tax" on certain high-value plans, a tax on health insurance premiums, an excise tax on medical devices, the insurance mandate penalties and even a tax on tanning beds. Medicaid changes...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-08-31/ready-or-not-health-care-changes-com
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