Alaska public health to charge for children’s services

As of July 1st of this year, Public Health Centers across Alaska are charging fees for their services. For over two decades the system has had a sliding-fee scale for adult clients. Now, for the first time, children are included -- for services like well-child exams and immunizations. The Division of Public Health views the news fees as a way to ensure the sustainability of the centers; others worry that people will forego care. Read More