Rep. Gara’s November 20th Newsletter: Consumer Car Buying Alert and Health Insurance Deadline

I used to do a bit of consumer protection work, and in doing that learned a bit about car selling practices that, if you ever buy a new car, might help you get a more fair deal. In addition, I wanted to pass along some information about enrolling for health insurance before the December 15 deadline.

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Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins’ Newsletter: The Obamacare Edition

Sportsmanship and Statesmanship

I love great sports rivalries. I love that the intensity of competition between great rivals — Red Sox and Yankees; Auburn and Alabama; Duke and North Carolina — is couched by an even greater respect each holds for the other. Ferocious competitors, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird dueled each other in some of the most epic playoff games in NBA history, but when the series was over, Bird and Jordan genuinely respected each other and even teamed up to shoot good-natured McDonalds commercials in the off-season.

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NEWS: It’s “Unconscionable”: Democratic Legislators Decry Governor’s Decision to Reject Medicaid Expansion

Today, Representative Andy Josephson and Representative Geran Tarr offered the following statements in response to the governor’s decision not to accept the federal government’s offer to expand Medicaid coverage to all Alaskans making less than 138% of the federal poverty level and instead to study the issue for another year.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: To Insure or Not to Insure: Medicaid Expansion

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

You can’t listen to the TV or radio without hearing about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the effect it is having on Americans’ lives. I would like to use this newsletter as a chance to help further inform you about how the ACA will impact your life.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Alaska’s Marketplace: Online Health Insurance

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This morning, Alaska’s online health insurance market debuted. Today, Alaskans can shop online for private insurance to meet the requirements of the new federal health care law. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has become muddled and confusing since its original enactment in 2010. Most recently, rhetoric on the government shutdown and postponement of the law creates even more confusion.

It is my job to keep you informed of your options and educated on the major components of the Affordable Care Act as they take effect in the next year. What matters to me is maximizing the benefit of the ACA for Alaskans.

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Rep. Kerttula’s Newsletter: The Affordable Care Act

As the implementation of the Affordable Care Act approaches on October 1, I have heard more and more questions about what will happen. I had just started working on an e-news to address the issue, when I received the following e-news from my good friend Senator Berta Gardner in Anchorage. I’m sharing her e-news with you because it is the best explanation of the Affordable Care Act I have seen.

Thank you for reading my newsletter. I enjoy hearing from you, so please stop by the office, call, write or email me.

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