Last week it was noted in this space that there have been several not-so-pleasant and costly surprises associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
Residents of a remote Alaska village will get a face-to-face meeting with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to make their case for a road through a national wildlife refuge to reach an all-weather airport and emergency medical care.
The Central Peninsula Hospital is investing a lot of money in order to develop its spine program, said Chief Executive Officer Rick Davis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama thinks his health care law makes states an offer they can’t refuse.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what’s being called a glitch in President Barack Obama’s overhaul law.
The federal government said Feb. 5 that it rejected a plan to build a road through a wildlife refuge that would have given a small Aleut village in Alaska better access to medical care.
JUNEAU (AP) — State officials are looking at ways to lower the growth of Alaska’s health care costs, including an alternate retiree plan and developing an employee wellness program.
One of the little-discussed impacts of the recent “fiscal cliff” deal is the elimination of funding for a critical part of the Affordable Care Act: consumer operated and oriented health insurance plans (CO-OPs).
Expansion of Alaska’s Medicaid program under the new federal Affordable Care Act would create $1 billion to $1.5 billion in new wages in the state between 2014 and 2019 from added jobs in health care and employment generated by new business activity, according to a study by Northern Economics Inc., an Anchorage-based consulting firm.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly half the 70 employees at a Ford dealership in Clarksville, Ind., have been out sick at some point in the past month. It didn’t have to be that way, the boss says.