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Andrea Thomas, insurance enrollment specialist at SEARHC, discusses open enrollment in the health insurance marketplace through the Affordable Care Act. Downloadable audio.
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.
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.
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.
Assembly approves latest design for Kettleson Memorial Library. Questions about the Affordable Care Act answered. New regulatory system for halibut charter boat operators.
Gov. 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.
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.