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2007-04-23 Senate Journal

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2007-04-23                     Senate Journal                      Page 0918
SB 160                                                                                                                        
SENATE BILL NO. 160 BY SENATORS FRENCH, Ellis,                                                                                  
Wielechowski, entitled:                                                                                                         
          "An Act establishing an Alaska health care program                                                                    
          to ensure insurance coverage for essential health                                                                     
          services for all residents of the state; establishing the                                                             
          Alaska Health Care Board to define essential health                                                                   
          care services, to certify health care plans that provide                                                              
          essential health care services, and to administer the                                                                 
          Alaska health care program and the Alaska health                                                                      
          care fund; establishing the Alaska health care                                                                        
          clearinghouse to administer the Alaska health care                                                                    
          program under the direction of the Alaska Health                                                                      
          Care Board; establishing eligibility standards and                                                                    
          premium assistance for persons with low income;                                                                       
          establishing standards for accountable health care                                                                    
          plans; creating the Alaska health care fund; providing                                                                
          for review of actions and reporting requirements                                                                      
          related to the health care program; and providing for                                                                 
          an effective date."                                                                                                   
was read the first time and referred to the Health, Education and Social                                                        
Services, Labor and Commerce and Finance Committees.