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Voice of Alaska: Avoid the frenzy - enroll for health coverage early

Many people find the frenzied pace of November and December a bit overwhelming.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-10-19/voice-of-alaska-avoid-the-frenzy-
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HRSA awards funds to Seward, Seldovia, PCHS

The Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will award $7.8 million to health centers across Alaska to expand services for patients.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-15/hrsa-awards-funds-to-seward-seldovia
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WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul. The decision from U.S.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/eric-tucker/2015-08-31
Alaska poverty rate jumps to 11.2 percent in 2014

New census data shows that poverty has increased in Alaska, but it may not be as simple as the numbers make it look. Alaska's statewide poverty rate climbed in 2014 to 11.2 percent, a 1.3 percent increase from 2013, according to the U.S.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-21/alaska-poverty-rate-jumps-to-112-in-
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Medicaid enrollment surges, stirs worry about state budgets

ATLANTA - More than a dozen states that opted to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years.Some lawmakers warn the price of expanding the health care program for poor and lower-income Americans could mean less money available for other state services, including education.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-19/medicaid-enrollment-surges-stirs-wor
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Voices of Alaska: Buyer beware on Medicaid expansion

The Medicaid expansion described by Rep. Les Gara in his recent op-ed is a mythical creature that exists only in his dreams. To summarize the Anchorage representative: Medicaid expansion is free and won't cost Alaska a dime.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-15/voices-of-alaska-buyer-beware-on-
Opinion
CPH considers getting a new electronic medical records system

Whether in response to looming deadlines for a federal mandate, or a push for better integration between off-campus clinics and the main campus, Central Peninsula Hospital is searching for a high-tech upgrade for its electronic medical records.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-26/cph-considers-getting-a-new-electron
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Spokesman: 5 immigrant children sent to Alaska

JUNEAU (AP) - A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says five unaccompanied immigrant children have been sent to Alaska. Kenneth Wolfe said the children were sent to sponsors in Alaska between Jan. 1 and July 7.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-04/spokesman-5-immigrant-children-sent-
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Division of Insurance approves health plan rate hikes

JUNEAU - The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-09-08/division-of-insurance-approves-healt
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Smoother marketplace rollout expected

JUNEAU - Officials are expecting a much smoother rollout of the federally run online insurance marketplace than during last year's initial open enrollment.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-13/smoother-marketplace-rollout-expecte
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