Alaska is ranked as the 28th healthiest state to live in, according to the 2012 study by the United Health Foundation.
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Alaska's best and worst category rankings:
State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Alaska, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
Alaska Comprehensive Health Insurance Association
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Starting in 2010, Alaska started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. To find out more about Alaska's participation, click here.
Risk pools are state-sponsored programs to help people with a history of medical problems in their family to purchase coverage. These pools are for people who can afford to buy health insurance, but are not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition. These programs can vary significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state are required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black. In the best cases, they allow people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.
State of Alaska Health Care Services — Part of the department of Health and Social Services. Adult dental care services Chronic and Acute Medical Assistance (CAMA) Medicaid
Denali KidCare — Denali KidCare is a State of Alaska program designed to ensure that children and teens of both working and non-working families can get health insurance.
Alaska Department of Insurance — Health insurance information, including how to file a complaint.
AK Health Reform — A collection of information and resources for Alaska stakeholder groups affected by upcoming health reforms.
State-specfic information on the Physicans National Health Program in Alaska.
The Affordable Care Act: Immediate Benefits for Alaska -- How the Affordable Health Care act will improve the lives of people living in Alaska.
Why health care reform is important to Alaska -- This 2009 document by the AARP provides a compelling case f for health reform in Alaska.
The Benefits of Health Reform In Alaska -- The Democratic Policy Committee of the United States Senate looks at benefits of health reform for the citizens of Alaska.
Alaska State Medical Association — Contact Information: (907) 562-0304; Fax: (907) 561-2063; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alaska State Medical Board — Alaska Licensee Search
Alaska mental health resource guide, offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Government.
The National Coalition on Health Care's information for Alaska -- America's oldest, most diverse, and broadest based group working to achieve comprehensive health system reform.
Find out what your state's health insurance exchange will look like.
How much the ACA forced insurance companies to return in your state.
07/17/2012 4:07 PM
Anchorage Daily News — Gov. Sean Parnell announced Alaska will not set up its own health insurance exchange. Parnell cited uncertainty and expense in rejecting a state-run exchange.
07/12/2012 5:07 PM
The Miami Herald – Parnell laid out reservations with allowing Alaska residents to benefit from the Medicaid expansion in the federal health care law. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the law last month but said the stateshave a choice on the expansion of Medicaid eligibility to anyone with an income up to 133 percent of the poverty level, among the major parts of the law.
02/18/2011 6:02 PM
Associated Press – Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he won’t implement the Affordable Care Act, which he believes is unconstitutional.
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Find licensed physicians near you. Each state is home to organizations that can help you find and research physicians, offering online information about a physician's license, schooling, practice information and more.Alaska Licensee Search
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