Annie Feidt appears in the following:
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Alaska's health commissioner spends her summers working on policy issues by day and fishing for salmon for the winter on nights and weekends with her family who belong to the Yup'ik people.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The state's last top guy was hostile to Obamacare. But Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, sees Medicaid expansion as a cost-effective no-brainer. Can he convince Republicans in Alaska's legislature?
Monday, November 24, 2014
Physicians with small practices may be especially hard hit by federal regulations that aim to bring doctoring into the digital age in 2015.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Salmon fishing on a scenic river in Alaska isn't always about hooking a big fish in the remote wilderness. Sometimes, it's about standing shoulder-to-shoulder in the water to fill up your freezer.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Millions signed up for health insurance through state exchanges and HealthCare.gov. But another several million bypassed the exchanges and bought health coverage directly from insurers.
Friday, November 08, 2013
A hairdresser in Alaska is one of the first people to get health insurance through HealthCare.gov. The 37-year-old woman has a chronic thyroid problem, so she's thrilled to find affordable coverage. Insurers are bracing for sick people like her to be among the first entering the market.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
A proposed road in Alaska is pitting residents against environmentalists. The people who live in a remote village want better access to an airport with year-round flights to Anchorage for medical emergencies. But the road would cut through a wilderness area, which environmentalists say would set a bad precedent.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
When some pediatricians found out how much a hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, was billing for circumcisions, they decided to perform the routine procedure in their offices instead.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Patients have a difficult time finding how much hospitals charge for procedures. Doctors can have the same problem. Two doctor practices in Anchorage, Alaska, stopped performing circumcisions in a local hospital when they found out what the hospital was charging for the procedure; they decided to take a stand against prices they felt were too high.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
The U.S. cross-country ski team is in the best position to win an Olympic medal in more than a quarter century. Its secret weapon? A pristine glacier — only accessible by helicopter — in the mountains high above Anchorage. It allows the skiers to train on snow throughout the summer.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
For 20 years, Linda Smith was a successful ER doctor. But she started to regret doing painful procedures on patients without having the time to sit down and talk with them. So she became a palliative care doctor, one of a growing number helping people deal with life-threatening illnesses.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
How much hospitals around the country bill for 100 top procedures became public this week. Though insurance or Medicare may not actually pay the sticker price, some hospitals in Alaska are considering how they'll respond to more knowledgeable consumers.