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Low income Alaskans fall through Medicaid “donut hole”

Nearly 30,000 Alaskans are left without options when it comes to health insurance.

Retirees still concerned about changes to state health plan

Retirees still concerned about changes to state health planRetired public employees continue to be concerned with changes to the AlaskaCare health plan offered through the state retirement system.

Tompkins, Kurka injured in training at Sochi Paralympics

Tompkins, Kurka injured in training at Sochi ParalympicsSoft snow conditions resulted in several crashes in both training and the race.

Retired state workers upset with changes to health plan

Retired state workers upset with changes to health planThe State of Alaska is trying to clear up mass confusion over recent changes to its AlaskaCare retiree health plan.

Budget cuts target residential addiction treatment centers

Budget cuts target residential addiction treatment centersProviders say the waiting list for beds at treatment centers is already long

Legislature considers changing autopsies in rural Alaska

The state covers some of the costs, but family members often end up paying large sums to funeral homes to prepare the body and transport it.

Senate OKs medevac memberships

Senate OKs medevac membershipsLegislation allowing a popular air-ambulance service’s membership program to continue serving Alaskans passed the state Senate today.

Abortion bill advances on tight vote

Abortion bill advances on tight voteThe bill that puts restrictions on Medicaid payments for abortions was advanced without any money for family planning services.

Family planning services axed from abortion bill

Family planning services axed from abortion billAfter being shelved for nearly a year, a bill meant to limit Medicaid payouts for abortion is back – and it’s missing a component that made it more agreeable to the Legislature’s social moderates.

Employers struggle with ballooning cost of workers’ comp medical bills

Employers in Alaska pay the highest workers compensation premiums in the country. And most of that cost goes toward medical claims.