Why health insurance in Alaska is getting newfound attention because of Trump

(By Molly Gamble for Becker’s Hospital Review)

To combat rocketing premiums on the individual market, America’s most sparsely populated state agreed to earmark $55 million to fund healthcare costs for its sickest residents, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Alaska’s sickest population is comprised of fewer than 500 people, but medical costs for that small group fuel premium increases — nearly 40 percent annually — for approximately 23,000 customers on the individual exchange market. Continue reading article here…

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