Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

On the issues: Begich vs. Sullivan in Sitka

U.S. Senator Mark Begich and his challenger, Republican Dan Sullivan, each spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce last week. (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW News)Sitka got back-to-back visits from the two major-party candidates for U.S. Senate last week. Senator Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, offered very different takes on everything from health care to Iraq to climate change.

Affordable Care Act call-in: The whole program

StethoscopeMiss our 90-minute call-in on how to enroll for a healthcare plan under the Affordable Care Act? Listen to the whole program, plus learn where to find help locally, get the schedule of enrollment events, and important contact information. The deadline to enroll is March 31st!

Low income Sitkans fall through Medicaid “donut hole”

At its heart, the Affordable Care Act has a simple premise: Americans who lack health insurance should be able to go online and pick a plan, and if their income falls beneath a certain threshold, then the federal government will cover part of the cost. That is, unless you live in one of the states that has opted out of the federal Medicaid expansion -- like Alaska. Then, you can actually make too little money to qualify for help.

For self-employed Sitkans, health act makes a difference

The deadline to enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is March 31, and that has prompted many Sitkans to bite the bullet and figure out what the act means for them. For some fishing families and other self-employed Sitkans, what they've found has been a pleasant surprise.

Mon Mar 8, 2014

The Sitka Wolves boys' basketball team beat the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves to claim the Region V 3A basketball title. Mt. Edgecumbe's Lady Braves beat Sitka High's Lady Wolves to take the girls' Region V 3A title. For fishing families and other self-employed Sitkans, Affordable Care Act is a big deal.

Thurs Dec 12, 2013

Assembly approves latest design for Kettleson Memorial Library. Questions about the Affordable Care Act answered. New regulatory system for halibut charter boat operators.

Parnell: Still holding the line on Obamacare

Parnell_100Gov. Sean Parnell has not backed away from his position on the Affordable Care Act, even though the law -- commonly known as Obamacare -- entered a new stage of implementation this week. The governor scheduled an interview KCAW following his address to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. On our Facebook page, we gave listeners the chance to submit questions. Most wanted to know how he felt about the Affordable Care Act.

Court ruling a boon to Tribal health care

While SEARHC and Sitka Community Hospital share many of the same obligations to provide care without regard for a patient’s ability to pay, there is one little-discussed component of the Affordable Care Act unique to SEARHC: The law permanently reauthorizes the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, which expands Indian Health Service funding, and updates its priorities.