Fall in District 16

SB 208 March as Sobriety Awareness Month is now law! SB 208, sponsored by Senator Berta Gardner, creates an opportunity to celebrate sobriety as a healthy lifestyle. Addiction costs the State of Alaska over $3 billion a year not to mention the toll it takes on families. I was proud to partner with Senator Gardner on this important issue and carry the House companion bill.

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Coming to Alaska in January 2019: Health Care Cost Disclosure

In 2017, after hearing about the way that health care costs were bankrupting families, crowding out profits and wage growth in the private sector, and forcing state budgets upward, I introduced legislation to make the price of the most commonly provided health care services available to the public.

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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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