Image Courtesy of The Atlantic

The window to sign up for healthcare through Alaska’s insurance marketplace may be smaller this year, but Alaskans seem to be aware of the deadline to get healthcare coverage. About 2,000 more people have signed up in the first month of the enrollment period compared to last year.

Jessie Menkens works for the Alaska Primary Care Association, which helps guide people outside of the Anchorage area through the application process.


Senator Lisa Murkowski made the rounds in Homer on Friday to address her constituents and take a few questions. KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson attended the meetings at Homer City Hall and at The Kachemak Bay Rotary Club Luncheon and filed this report.

Federal Health Official Praises Kenaitze Programs

Aug 5, 2016
Photo courtesy of the Redoubt Reporter

Alaska got a glowing report in a checkup from a top federal health care official. Though there are issues that need further treatment and support, communities showed a healthy dose of innovation in delivery and integration of care.

Photo Courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital

Homer’s South Peninsula Hospital turns 60 this year. The locally owned and operated nonprofit hospital started in the mid-’50s, before statehood. In the early days, it was staffed with just one doctor and a couple of nurses. But as Homer grew and changed, so did the hospital. Today, it employs around 400 people. And that’s not the only thing that’s changed.