Gov. Parnell Letting Federal Government Run Health Insurance Exchange

Governor Sean Parnell has decided to let the Federal government run Alaska’s Health Insurance Exchange. The exchange is required under the Affordable Care Act. It’s an online marketplace that will give consumers an easy way to buy pre-approved insurance plans. Parnell says setting up a state- run exchange would be too costly.

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Annie Feidt is the Editor and Producer of Alaska News Nightly, and is also a frequent contributor to the show. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace. Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49thstate just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon. afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie