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Bill requiring coverage of telehealth services signed into law


March 19, 2020

JUNEAU – Today, a bill that requires state regulated private health insurers to cover telehealth services was signed into law by the governor. Rep. Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) sponsored House Bill 29, which passed the Legislature with overwhelming support. Access to telehealth is an important tool for healthcare workers to respond effectively to the new coronavirus, COVID-19, as it allows Alaskans to access initial screenings and routine healthcare without a risk of being exposed to the disease which was recently declared a global pandemic. "Expanded access to telehealth makes us more pre...

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