This Friday marks the two year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act- President Obama’s health care overall. Its birthday present will be a trip to the Supreme Court next week. Justices will hear arguments on whether two aspects of the law are constitutional- the individual mandate requiring citizens to purchase health insurance and the Medicaid expansion. Alaska is one of 26 states suing to overturn the law. But the state has also benefited from the Affordable Care Act.
John Hammarlund is Regional administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He points to several health care changes that have happened in Alaska because of the law.
This story is part of a reporting partnership that includes APRN, NPR and Kaiser Health News.
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