By Erick Cordero Giorgana, Bethany Marcum and Carmela Warfield The first regular session of the 33rd legislature adjourned on May 17, 2023, with a one-day special session on May 18. Thirty-one bills wereRead More
Opinion: Better Health Care, Fewer Headaches with Direct Primary Care
Better Health Care, Fewer Headaches with Direct Primary Care By Adam Habig “So doctor, why did you decide to go into health care?” “Oh, I don’t care for the health part. I justRead More
Testimony: Expand Telehealth
Erick Cordero Giorgana, APF’s Vice President of Operations, testified before the Senate Health & Social Services Committee about expanding telehealth policies in Alaska.
Direct Health Care: a Proven Model in Montana
Imagine Alaskans’ having better access to affordable, individualized health care. Costs can go down, even as more Alaskans increase their access to the providers they need. This future will require multiple changes inRead More
Policy Brief: Whose “Needs” Do Certificate of Need Laws Serve?
Click here to access the PDF version of the policy brief. Policy Brief: Whose “Needs” Do Certificate of Need Laws Serve? Introduction Alaska is one of 35 states still subject to health care certificateRead More
Improving Telehealth in Alaska
In 2020, Alaska temporarily allowed some health care practitioners with out-of-state licenses to provide telehealth services to Alaskans in response to the COVID-19 crisis. In 2022, policymakers passed legislation making some of the temporary allowancesRead More