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Health care signups up for Alaska since last year


February 2, 2017

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – More than 18,000 Alaska residents have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, a slight increase from last year despite uncertainty over the future of so-called “Obamacare.”

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released figures showing that 18,255 Alaskans signed up for coverage as of Jan. 18, compared to last year’s 17,995 residents. Open enrollment continues through Tuesday.

The growth comes as President Donald Trump has vowed to repeal the law, but lawmakers have yet to reach an agreement on a replacement. Congres...

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