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    Rural US to Become “Insurance Desert,” 650 Counties to Have One Insurer on Exchanges
    May 17, 2016 - Insurer withdrawals from the Affordable Care Act exchanges are mainly affecting rural areas. In 2017, people from Alaska and Alabama will have only one choice, as well as those from large portions of Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arizona, and Oklahoma.
    Source: Insurance Business America
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    Native Care Gets Boost from Federal Funds under Medicaid Reform Legislation
    May 5, 2016 - Alaska’s Medicaid reform bill to improve Alaska Native access to healthcare has passed both chambers of the states’ 2016 legislative session, and awaits signature from Gov. Bill Walker. This bill will shift more healthcare expenses for Alaska Natives to the federal government, and provide a better Medicaid reimbursement rate for Indian Health Services (IHS) beneficiaries in non-tribal and non-IHS settings.
    Source: Alaska Journal of Commerce
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