NAACP Fearful of Insurance Prices Rising


by Gretchen Parsons

The Anchorage NAACP is urging Alaska's state department of insurance to be vigilant when it comes to insurance companies raising prices.

Vice President of NAACP Kevin Mcgee is pressing the state to use federal medicaid grants that are already available, which Mcgee says would strengthen Alaska's insurance program at no cost to tax payers.

With 13,000 Alaskans who have just recently signed up for health insurance, Mcgee says the state should take action now to keep rates low by taking advantage of federal funding and keep watch over insurance companies who might see newly registered Alaskans as an opportunity to raise prices.


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