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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

By Jennifer Perkins, M.D. | Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, May 29, 2018
How much longer will we tolerate incremental approaches to fix a broken health care system that feeds off disease and profits on the sick? Extremely high health care costs have become so common place that we rarely question them.

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

By Emily Kane, N.D. | Juneau (Alaska) Empire, May 29, 2018
I was pleased the Empire dedicated the entire opinion page to the important topic of curtailing health care costs in the May 22 issue. It was also good to get a sense of our legislators working across what sometimes seems an impassible divide towards getting better value for our health care expenditures.

Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

By John Aronno | Anchorage (Alaska) Press, August 30, 2017
Dr. Paris believes the for-profit health care industry is in need of a very specific reform: a switch to single payer health care. Such systems, comprising most of the developed world, task the state with financing health care, available to all residents.

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017

By Rhiannon Walker | Newscenter 11 (Fairbanks, Alaska), August 25, 2017
Residents gathered at Raven Landing Thursday evening to listen to the president of Physicians for a National Health Program, Doctor Carol Paris, give a seminar on single payer health care.

Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

By Lori Townsend | Alaska Public Media, August 22, 2017
Congress has so far been unsuccessful in attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. There’s a lot of debate about how to best contain spiraling health care costs and some Americans say it’s time for a national health care plan.

Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

By Carol A. Paris, M.D. | Alaska Dispatch News (Anchorage), August 9, 2017
In his column regarding a single payer health care system (ADN, Aug. 2), Charles Wohlforth rightly points out Americans currently spend more per person for health care than any other developed country. What do we get for our yearly $3.2 trillion?

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017

By Alan Gross, M.D. | Anchorage Daily News, May 12, 2017
Alaska is in recession and is unable to reconcile its huge deficits, despite a 40 percent cut in government services. Thirty-five percent of the total state budget is now devoted to health care.

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

By Ivan Moore | Anchorage Press
To be honest with you, I’m not much of a fan of the “individual mandate.” I don’t think it’s much of a solution, given the soaring costs of health care and health insurance, to say “You must have it!” and fine people if they don’t. I’d much prefer a single-payer system.

Posted on Monday, February 28, 2011

By DR. JULIAN GONZALEZ | Anchorage Daily News
It seems Gov. Sean Parnell has drunk the tea party Kool-Aid about health care reform in order to be "Republican Fashionable." You would think he would at least consider the health care reform instituted by fellow Republican and former governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts, a plan not unlike the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). But, that's OK, because only 14 percent of Massachusetts physicians think their state's model would be viable for the rest of the country (Massachusetts Medical Society "Physician Workforce Survey", 2010). However, 66 percent preferred either a single-payer plan or a private-public insurance option.