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Feeling Left Out: The Health Insurance Gap In Alaska

The deadline to sign up for health insurance and avoid a penalty under the Affordable Care Act is this coming Monday.  Insurance is available through multiple sources, from private carriers to publicly funded providers like Medicaid.  Alaska is among nearly many states that have so far declined to expand Medicaid to meet increased demand, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, it’s created a coverage gap.

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.