H.B.25. An Act relating to insurance coverage for contraceptives and related services; and relating to medical assistance coverage for contraceptives and related services.

Alaska House of Representatives
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Summary

                    Sponsor Statement By Representative Matt Claman:

Unintended pregnancies have significant and negative consequences for individual women, their families, and society as a whole. Research links births resulting from unintended or closely spaced pregnancy to adverse maternal and child health outcomes and other social and economic challenges. With Alaska’s fiscal challenges, we should look for ways to reduce costs in the shortterm and long-term. House Bill 25 will reduce costs associated with unintended pregnancies by making prescriptive contraceptives more easily available to Alaskan women.
                
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                    In 2010, 48% of all pregnancies in Alaska were unintended. Alaska’s unintended pregnancy rate in 2010 was 54 per 1,000 women aged 15-44. Of those unintended pregnancies, 60% resulted in births, 26% resulted in abortions, and the remainder resulted in miscarriages. Most unintended pregnancies are associated with significant public costs. In 2010, 64.3% of unplanned births in Alaska were publically funded, which resulted in a $42.9 million cost to the state.

House Bill 25 seeks to reduce the costs of unintended pregnancies by making prescriptive contraceptives more easily available to Alaskan women.

A research study shows that women who were dispensed a 12-month supply of oral contraceptives had 30% less odds of having an unintended pregnancy than women who received a 1- or 3-month prescription. The study concluded that health insurance programs and public health programs may avert costly unintended pregnancies by increasing dispensing limits on oral contraceptives to a 1-year supply.

House Bill 25 requires health care insurers, including Medicaid services, to dispense 12 months of prescriptive contraceptives at a time. Alaskan women often face challenges while trying to access prescription contraceptives. Women living in rural Alaska have less access to healthcare services and therefore less reliable access to prescriptive contraceptives. Fisherwomen working on a boat for two or three months at a time need longer supplies of prescription oral contraceptives. This bill looks to reduce health care costs in Alaska by preventing unintended pregnancies and providing Alaskan women greater access to family planning options.
                

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  • VERSION: CSHB 25(FIN) AM(EFD FLD)

    Mon, Apr 9th 2018
  • Cosponsors added: JOSEPHSON

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  • BEFORE HOUSE IN THIRD READING

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  • ...CHANGES TITLE OF LEGISLATION

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  • EFFECTIVE DATE(S) FAILED Y23 N15 E2

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  • PASSED Y21 N17 E2

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  • AM NO 1 ADOPTED UC

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  • AUTOMATICALLY IN THIRD READING

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  • AM NO 9 FAILED Y16 N19 E5

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  • AM 1 TO AM 9 ADOPTED UC

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  • HELD TO 4/9 CALENDAR

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  • AM NO 3 NOT OFFERED

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  • SUSTAINED RULING OF CHAIR Y22 N12 E5 A1

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  • RETURN TO SECOND FOR ALL AMS UC

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  • Read the third time CSHB 25(FIN)

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  • MOVED TO BOTTOM OF CALENDAR

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  • AM NO 5 NOT OFFERED

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  • HELD TO 4/6 CALENDAR

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  • MOVED TO BOTTOM OF CALENDAR

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  • HELD TO 4/2 CALENDAR

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  • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING 3/30 CALENDAR

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  • Fiscal Note 6: No fiscal impact (Commerce, Community & Economic Development)

    Thu, Mar 29th 2018
  • FIN CS ADOPTED UC

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  • Fiscal Note 5: No fiscal impact (Administration)

    Thu, Mar 29th 2018
  • Read the second time

    Thu, Mar 29th 2018
  • Fiscal Note 7: (Health and Social Services)

    Thu, Mar 29th 2018
  • TECHNICAL SESSION 3/28 - ON 3/29 CALENDAR

    Wed, Mar 28th 2018
  • RULES TO CALENDAR 3/28/2018

    Wed, Mar 28th 2018
  • Cosponsors added: DRUMMOND

    Wed, Feb 21st 2018
  • Cosponsors added: KREISS-TOMKINS

    Fri, Feb 9th 2018
  • Cosponsors added: TARR

    Mon, Feb 5th 2018
  • FIN Amend: PRUITT, TILTON, GRENN, WILSON

    Mon, May 15th 2017
  • Fiscal Note 3: (Health and Social Services)

    Mon, May 15th 2017
  • Fiscal Note 1: No fiscal impact (Commerce, Community & Economic Development)

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  • FIN Do Not Pass: NEUMAN

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  • Fiscal Note 4: No fiscal impact (Administration)

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  • FIN Do Pass: GUTTENBERG, ORTIZ, GARA, KAWASAKI, SEATON, FOSTER

    Mon, May 15th 2017
  • FIN RPT CS(FIN) 6DP 1DNP 4AM

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  • Cosponsors added: GARA

    Sat, May 13th 2017
  • Cosponsors added: FANSLER

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  • Fiscal Note 3: (Health and Social Services)

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  • Fiscal Note 2: (Health and Social Services)

    Wed, Apr 12th 2017
  • Fiscal Note 1: No fiscal impact (Commerce, Community & Economic Development)

    Wed, Apr 12th 2017
  • HSS Amend: JOHNSTON

    Wed, Apr 12th 2017
  • HSS No Recommendation: EDGMON

    Wed, Apr 12th 2017
  • HSS Do Not Pass: SULLIVAN-LEONARD, EASTMAN

    Wed, Apr 12th 2017
  • HSS Do Pass: TARR, KITO, SPOHNHOLZ

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  • HSS RPT CS(HSS) 3DP 2DNP 1NR 1AM

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  • Cosponsors added: SPOHNHOLZ

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  • Read the first time - REFERRALS

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  • Referred to Health & Social Services and Finance

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  • Prefile released

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