From the Associated Press:
Alaskans could pay some of the highest premiums in the country under the new health insurance exchanges.
Figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department show the average individual premium for a benchmark policy known as the "second-lowest-cost silver" plan is $474. Of the 48 states analyzed, only Wyoming is higher in that category, at $516.
... Insurance exchanges are scheduled to go live Oct. 1. Alaska elected to have the feds set up the exchange, rather than the state taking the lead.
Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska and Moda Health have announced plans to offer plans on Alaska's exchange.
If you're one who voted for those who enacted this monstrosity, I hope you're happy. Much good may it do you as it destroys what has been, up until now, the best system in the world.
p.s. You'll note I never claimed that the existing system has been perfect - far from it - but it's still better than what anyone else had.
And NO ONE was without medical care. Everyone and their brother knew that if you were sick, you could go to any emergency room anywhere, and receive treatment.
That's an inconvenient fact that politicians and their willing accomplices in the media neglected to mention. They tried to scare us with claims that "millions of Americans are without coverage." That's a half-truth.
True: those millions had little or no insurance. But the lie implies that if you don't have insurance, you couldn't get treatment.
That's the big lie upon which the entire governmental takeover of one-sixth of our economy is based.