Series of columns explores Alaska’s extreme health care costs

Columnist Charles Wohlforth is taking on the cost of the Alaska health care industry in an occasional series of columns that began in August 2016. Here are past installments.

  1. /opinions/2016/08/01/how-health-care-costs-are-bleeding-alaska-dry/
  2. /opinions/2016/08/13/a-doctors-quest-to-remain-human-within-an-insane-medical-system/
  3. /opinions/2016/09/05/alaskas-extreme-health-care-costs-destroy-economic-opportunity-and-warp-lives/
  4. /opinions/2016/09/10/some-alaska-medical-specialists-charge-as-much-as-10-times-more-than-seattle-because-they-can/
  5. /opinions/2016/10/17/health-care-divides-alaskas-haves-and-have-nots-and-the-haves-are-in-charge/
  6. /opinions/2016/12/26/nonprofit-providence-alaska-medical-center-is-getting-rich-on-the-health-care-crisis/
  7. /opinions/2016/12/28/how-to-transform-alaskas-health-care-system-to-something-we-can-afford/
  8. /opinions/2016/12/31/50-lobbyists-stand-between-alaskans-and-health-care-reform/
  9. /opinions/2017/03/03/moms-of-opioid-addicts-touched-sullivans-heart-but-will-he-use-his-vote-to-help-them/
  10. /opinions/2017/03/13/health-care-changes-would-make-alaskas-recession-deeper/
  11. /opinions/2017/04/14/legislature-hopes-for-a-good-idea-to-solve-the-health-cost-crisis-and-not-much-else/
  12. /opinions/2017/04/25/young-doctors-quest-for-justice-leads-to-a-vietnam-veterans-east-anchorage-trailer/
  13. /opinions/2017/06/12/insurance-wont-pay-for-surgery-that-could-save-barbara-ross-life/
  14. /opinions/2017/06/28/nothing-is-bigger-for-alaska-than-this-health-care-vote/
  15. /opinions/2017/07/03/my-doctor-has-a-radical-plan-to-keep-her-small-medical-practice-alive/
  16. /opinions/2017/07/14/in-our-confusing-medical-system-this-innovative-approach-helps-patients-get-the-right-care/
  17. /opinions/2017/08/02/single-payer-is-a-nice-dream-that-distracts-from-realistic-health-care-solutions/
  18. /opinions/2017/08/09/alaska-needs-its-very-own-health-care-solution/