Forum@360

Forum@360: Why is health care in Alaska so expensive?

Alaska regularly ranks at or near the top in health care costs. Leading experts from state government, the hospital and nursing home industry, and the insurance industry discuss why. They’ll also talk about how they’re trying to push these costs down. The panelists include Alaska Division of Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier, Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association President and CEO Becky Hultberg and Premiere Blue Cross Blue Shield Senior Vice President of Healthcare Service Beth Johnson. KTOO & Alaska Public Media’s Andrew Kitchenman hosts.

Alaska regularly ranks at or near the top in health care costs. Leading experts from state government, the hospital and nursing home industry, and the insurance industry discuss why.