Healthcare Anxiety Grows In Alaska
Alaska is one of the most dangerous states in the nation many people in Alaska do not carry insurance and for them. According to the AP, alaska has some of the highest health care costs in the nation and but the Affordable Care Act just isn’t working for the states residents. Nearly a quarter of Alaska’s 740,000 residents are covered by Medicaid, which Gov. Bill Walker expanded under the ACA. Only about 19,000 Alaskans get insurance on the individual market, resulting in a tiny pool across which insurers can spread costs. as costs mount, many of those who gained coverage under the law or have affordable plans are fearful about losing their lifeline.
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