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Can Alaska’s High Health Care Costs Be Cured?

Facts, Consequences, Causes, and Solutions

This series hosted by Alaska Common Ground examines the facts, causes, consequences, and potential solutions regarding the difference between the Alaska’s health care costs and the U.S.’s health care costs. Event flyer.

Facts and Trends Regarding Alaska’s High Health Care Costs
Wednesday, Nov 15th, 7-9 pm, suggested $10 donation
49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage
This event features original findings from financial analyst Mark Foster, commentary on those findings from economist Jonathan King and ISER Economics Professor Mouhcine Guettabi, and audience Q&A.
Bonus: Special tips on how you can hold down your doctor bills and hospital bills.

Storytelling – Personal, Economic, and Fiscal Consequences
Wednesday, Nov 29th, 7-9 pm, suggested $10 donation
49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage
An evening of personal stories detailing how high Alaskan health care costs have affected lives, business, and government.

Causes of Alaska’s High Healthcare Costs
Wednesday, Dec 13th, 7-9 pm, suggested $10 donation
49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage
Experts—including medical providers—will discuss why Alaska’s health care costs are higher than those of every other state.

Potential Solutions
Wednesday, Jan 10th, 7-9 pm, suggested $10 donation
49th State Brewing Company, 717 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage
What can we do about Alaska’s high health care costs?

 

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