Health Care Cost Solutions

What if your insurance company helped you build a healthier grocery list or your work place paid part of your gym membership? Last time on Talk of Alaska we discussed the staggering cost of health care in the state and now we’ll talk about solutions.

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HOST: Lori Townsend, APRN

GUESTS:

  • 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
  • Tammy Green, Regional Director of Health Management Services for Providence Health Services
  • Callers Statewide

PARTICIPATE:

  • Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).
  • Send e-mail to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)
  • Call 550-8422 in Anchorage or 1-800-478-8255 during the live broadcast

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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This program is part of a reporting partnership that includes APRN, NPR and Kaiser Health News.

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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. 

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