A look at the health care law in Alaska

NUMBER OF UNINSURED: 125,000 state residents are uninsured, or about 18 percent.

 

WHERE THE STATE STANDS: Alaska, which is among the states that sued over the constitutionality of the federal health care law, has yet to implement a health care exchange. The health department has hired a consultant to help design one, and that report is expected soon.

 

WHAT HAPPENS NOW: Republican Gov. Sean Parnell is expected to take the report and the U.S. Supreme Court decision into consideration in deciding how to proceed on the health care exchange issue. Spokeswoman Sharon Leighow declined to comment about contingency plans before the court's ruling.