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Alaska's Emergency Care Network At Risk If Bill Passes, Emergency Physicians Say

Feb 05, 2018 - PR Newswire

 Alaska's emergency care is at risk if the state legislature enacts SB 129, which would rescind a rule that requires health insurance companies to provide adequate coverage for emergency care.

"The impact of SB 129 would destabilize the Alaska emergency care network, the health care safety net of our state," said Dr. Benjamin Shelton, president of the Alaska Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.  "It also would increase health care costs for Alaskans.  The legislation...