Alaskans Could See High Premiums on Exchange

Alaskans could pay some of the highest premiums in the country under the new health insurance exchanges.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- Alaskans could pay some of the highest premiums in the country under the new health insurance exchanges.

Figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department show the average individual premium for a benchmark policy known as the "second-lowest-cost silver" plan is $474. Of the 48 states analyzed, only Wyoming is higher in that category, at $516.
A number of variables will affect the ultimate personal costs, though, including one's age, family size and any income-based tax credits that may be available.
Insurance exchanges are scheduled to go live Oct. 1. Alaska elected to have the feds set up the exchange, rather than the state taking the lead.
Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska and Moda Health have announced plans to offer plans on Alaska's exchange.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dan said on Thursday, Sep 26 at 3:59 PM

Alaska will see some of the highest premiums in the country. Most will have their premiums double, their deductibles triple and access dramatically reduced. Then comes the increases in fuel, food, rent, gas, clothes, education, and home and auto repairs will skyrocket because small business' are getting hit the hardest. Then comes hundreds of billions in new taxes, oh boy!! Coupled with all that, American families have been enduring income drops in the thousands per year, every year Mark Begich has held political office.

Diana Bosha said on Thursday, Sep 26 at 7:42 PM

What do we need to do? Leave the U.S.A

Dan said on Saturday, Sep 28 at 3:47 PM

Another liberal lie designed to further enslave the working class. Like obamacare & political correctness, another, "Nudge" toward the chains and shackles of the cotton fields. You can't say what you want, you can't buy what you want, you can't drive what you want, you can't live where you want, you can't work where you want, you can't eat what you want, you can't worship what you want, you can't wear what you want, you can't use the fuels that are available and lately it seems you we aren't even allowed to think what you want...... And democrats/liberals keep telling us it's all in the name of being free. Me thinks they need to read the definition of what freedom actually is.

Commander and Thief said on Thursday, Oct 3 at 6:13 AM

Doubled my rates so crack heads can have insurance, we are dropping ours. Enjoy crackheads

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