HB 47 – Alaska

Status: In Process
Year Introduced: 2023
Link: https://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Detail/33?Root=HB%20%2047

House Bill 47 establishes guidelines for direct health care agreements between medical providers and patients. Direct Health Care (DHC) is a subscription for health care services in which patients or employers pay primary care providers a flat, simple periodic fee in exchange for access to a clearly established broad range of health care services. DHC removes some of the financial barriers patients encounter in accessing routine primary care, including preventive, wellness, and chronic care services. With a DHC plan, health care providers aren’t burdened with time-consuming insurance paperwork, leaving more time to spend with patients. Under DHC agreements (there are currently over 1,400 direct primary care practices in 48 states), patients typically get same day access or next day visits and the option to call or text their clinic 24/7.

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