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In spite of setbacks along the way, more than seven million people enrolled in health insurance through the federal insurance marketplace by March 31. The dramatic turnaround in enrollment numbers between October and March, especially in the last few weeks, brought to my mind the classic underdog storyline. From the sidelines it was like watching […]

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Should state law ban smoking in public places?

HB 360 Regulation of Smoking, one of the bills currently moving in the Alaska Legislature would prohibit smoking in indoor workplaces, businesses, and public places. It would replace the current Alaska smoking law, which prohibits smoking in more limited settings. In her letter of support, bill sponsor Rep. Lindsey Holmes states that the current smoking […]

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What do you think about SHARP-II funding being slashed in House budget?

In the September 2013 issue of Alaska Health Policy Review, Alaska Center for Public Policy interviewed Robert Sewell, program manager for the Alaska SHARP programs. In the interview, Sewell explained that SHARP is a tool to recruit and retain selected health care professionals in designated health care shortage areas. There are two parts to the […]

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