July 17, 2012, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today
announced that Alaska will not create a state-run health
insurance exchange under the new federal health care law.
His announcement came after the State of Alaska completed a
study on health insurance exchange planning.
�Allocating state dollars and personnel to design and
implement an exchange is the most expensive option,�
Governor Parnell said. �It doesn�t make sense to spend
Alaskans� dollars to set up an exchange when so much
uncertainty exists about how to implement it and how to
gain federal approval. Federally mandated programs should
be paid for by federal dollars.�
The federal law requires exchanges to be established by