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Alaska doctors and dentists tell Gov. Dunleavy his budget will hurt patient care
A crowd of health care professionals pushed back against Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget Thursday night, telling him proposed cuts could devastate health care in Alaska and have life-threatening consequences.
Doctors, dentists and others, some wearing scrubs and doctor’s coats, packed the lobby of the Alaska Surgery Center in Anchorage, telling the governor he was making a bad choice by proposing to cut $100 million from Medicaid, which would leave a $300 million federal match on the table.
Health insurance deductibles soar, leaving Americans with unaffordable bills
Soaring deductibles and medical bills are pushing millions of American families to the breaking point, fueling an affordability crisis that is pulling in middle-class households with health insurance as well as the poor and uninsured.
In the last 12 years, annual deductibles in job-based health plans have nearly quadrupled and now average more than $1,300.