Your Weekly Update from Juneau

On Tuesday, the House passed my bill on insurance coverage for telehealth with bipartisan support! House Bill 29 requires private insurers, primarily Premera, Aetna, Moda, and United Health, to cover health care services performed by providers licensed in Alaska and delivered via telehealth.

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House of Representatives votes to repeal and replace Senate Bill 91

House Bill 49, which passed 24-to-14, would enact changes that are tough on criminals and give police and prosecutors the tools they need to make Alaska safe. At the same time, the legislation helps victims receive justice and maintains a commitment to enacting policy changes based on objective information, data, and input from police officers, prosecutors, and public defenders.

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Your Weekly Update from Juneau

The House Finance Committee has been hearing HB 49 for the last few days. This bill is designed to address some of the community concerns about crime and addresses issues including a lack of tools to fight drug crime, mandatory parole and pretrial release.

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Your Weekly Update from Juneau

The Department of Health & Social Services just announced that it is opening up the contract to administer API to competitive bid. This is an important first step to restoring public trust. This is now being done the way it should have been done in the first place.

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