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Nonprofits Get Funds to Help Alaskans with ACA
Two Alaska nonprofit organizations are receiving federal grants to help uninsured Alaskans with the federal health care overhaul.
ANCHORAGE- Two Alaska nonprofit organizations are receiving federal grants to help uninsured Alaskans with the federal health care overhaul.
Enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act begins Oct. 1 and coverage starts Jan. 1. The state of Alaska, however, opted out of establishing an insurance market, so the federal government is stepping in.
The grants announced Thursday are each for about $300,000. The money goes to United Way of Anchorage, for urban areas, and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, for rural areas.
Susan Johnson with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services says the federal government comes in to run the marketplace for the overall when states choose not to do it.
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