WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on July 19 stepped up the pressure on reluctant Republicans to erase much of Barack Obama’s health care law, tweeting, “They MUST keep their promise... Read more
The 23,000 Alaskans in the individual insurance market are projected to see premiums decrease by as much as 20 percent in 2018 after the state received an innovation waiver under the current... Read more
An Anchorage-based physicians’ initiative is aiming at improving health and reducing medical costs through a coordinated care program, mainly by reducing reliance on hospital emergency rooms for... Read more
Hoping to clamp a ceiling on Alaska’s already high insurance rates, state officials are keeping an eye on Washington, D.C., for two developments.
One is an application for a federal waiver that... Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions grew deeper May 22 as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration left in limbo... Read more
KENAI — Alaska faces a paradox with its health care industry.
In an economy sliding downhill, health care is the only sector still growing. With many jobs that pay solid wages and a growing need for... Read more
A seven-year-old program to recruit medical professionals to Alaska led by the Department of Health and Social Services has resulted in 254 physicians, behavioral specialists, dentists and other... Read more
Blood tests let patients know if they have a vitamin B deficiency. Blood testing provides windows into whether a person has diabetes. But until recently, no blood test could tell if a person... Read more
Complaints aired last year against the Blood Bank of Alaska are unfounded, according to bank leaders, but the results of the Food and Drug Administration investigation aren’t yet public.
The FDA... Read more