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Health Care Costs in Alaska

By | February 10, 2012 - 11:24 am

Alaska’s Health Care costs are among the highest in the world. And the state’s Health Care Commission has spent the last year trying to figure out why. It’s a  complicated problem but the commission has some intriguing findings to report, that may start to get at some answers.

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HOST: Lori Townsend, APRN


  • Deborah Erickson, Executive Director of the Alaska Health Care Commission, (907)-333-2474, deborah.erickson@alaska.gov
  • Jeffrey Davis, President of Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska
  • Don Rush, Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center
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This program is part of a reporting partnership that includes APRN, NPR and Kaiser Health News.



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