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Health care law benefits for Alaska detailed as changes loom


JUNEAU – An estimated 36,000 uninsured Alaskans got health care coverage under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law between 2010 and 2015, according to figures released by the federal government Tuesday.

The data was released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just weeks before Obama leaves office, amid calls by many Republicans in Congress for replacing the law after Donald Trump’s administration takes power.

The state-level data touting the law’s benefits provides a lens through which to judge new proposals and whether they move the system forward, A...

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