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Annie Feidt

Annie Feidt appears in the following:

Alaska's Governor Eager To Expand Medicaid

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?

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Upfront Costs Of Going Digital Overwhelm Some Doctors

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.

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Forget The Fishing Boat: Alaskans Scoop Up Salmon With Dipnets

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.

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The 7.5 Million Insured Through Obamacare Are Only Part Of The Story

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.

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Persistence Pays Off For Uninsured Alaskan

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.

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Proposed Alaska Road Pits Villagers Against Environmentalists

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.

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An Alaska-Sized Price Difference For Circumcisions

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.

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Doctors Stop Circumcisions After Finding Out What They Cost

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.

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Glacier Helps U.S. Ski Team Drift Ahead Of Competition

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.

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A Busy ER Doctor Slows Down To Help Patients Cope With Adversity

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.

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Dramatically Different Medicare Bills Set Hospitals Thinking

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.

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