NEWS: Health Care Price Transparency Passes Alaska House

Juneau – Earlier today, the Alaska House of Representative passed legislation to empower consumers by requiring health care providers and facilities to post a list of the prices for the most commonly provided procedures. House Bill 123, sponsored by Representative Ivy Spohnholz, requires health care providers to post health care price information in their public reception areas and online. They would also be required to provide that information to the State of Alaska, which will make it available on the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ website.

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NEWS: Representative Kreiss-Tomkins Bill Would Allow Easy, Online Access to Public Records

JUNEAU – Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka) introduced open data legislation on Friday establishing an online data portal to allow Alaskans to easily access public records from one central website – basically, a data.gov equivalent for the State of Alaska.

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