​Health​ ​Care-​ ​It’s​ ​complicated

The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act begins November 1st and will be open for 6 weeks. What are the options for Alaskans? Who needs to sign up and will the cost go up? What’s the status of the new bi-partisan effort to come up with a health care plan? Please join us for a discussion about the ACA enrollment process, the stability of the ACA in today’s political climate, and what the repeal efforts could mean to Alaskans. Joining Co-host Prentiss Pemberton will be two Alaskans well versed in the Affordable Care Act, Jessie Menkens and Jon Zasada, from the Alaska Primary Care Association.


HOST: Prentiss Pemberton, LCSW


  • Jessie​ ​Menkens – Navigator Program Coordinator at Alaska Primary Care Association
  • Jon​ ​Zasada -Policy Integration Director at Alaska Primary Care Association



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LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, October 23, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday,October 23, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT


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Prentiss Pemberton is a host of Line One: Your Health Connection at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at lineone@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Prentiss here.

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