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Rep. David Guttenberg

Rep Guttenberg April 14th Newsletter

Throughout the session I have sent you updates on HB 240: Pharmacy Benefits Managers. Yesterday, the House unanimously passed it out and we are now one step closer to lower pharmaceutical costs for Alaskans. I would like to thank the pharmacists who helped the legislature better understand this pressing issue and also to Senator Cathy Giessel for her work on advancing the bill in the Senate. HB 240 will be heard in Senate Finance and then forwarded to the Senate Floor for final passage. Below is the press release for more information:

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Rep. Spohnholz 30th Legislature Weekly Update

Last year I started working on a bill I think most of us can relate to. We need to make a doctor appointment and we're on a budget, and we find there's no real way to find out how much the procedure will cost. I introduced HB 123 to require medical providers to post common services and their rates, in addition to providing a good faith estimate of the cost of the procedure.

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Tarr's Times

Fighting for economic fairness, Go Blue Friday for child abuse prevention

Our shared values include fairness and equality. It was with that in mind that I stood up and fought for economic fairness in this year’s budget. We live in the poorest district in Anchorage, with an average income just over $20,000 (Figure 1). We are neighborhoods full of the working poor and those working paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet. Wages haven’t kept up with inflation and housing and health care have outpaced wages. Many of the families in our area live on the edge. This is why I have fought so hard for a fiscal plan that is fair to all Alaskans

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