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. Read More