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Obamacare update on tap for tomorrow in Anchorage

Administrative Reg. Review Cmte hopes for open discussion on impacts

Monday, June 24, 2013, Eagle River, Alaska – Representative Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, announced today that her Joint Administrative Regulation Review Committee will hold a meeting Tuesday, June 25, to hold an open discussion on the implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

“The full implementation of the Act is only a few months away,” Reinbold said. “Federal agencies are hard at work generating hundreds, if not thousands, of pages of new regulations. Those rules will be the guidelines of how the program will work. Implementation is creating concern among Alaska health care providers, businesses and government agencies. Is Obamacare the best or worst thing to happen to the U.S.? That’s what our hearing is about; we want to learn the facts and clarify what is currently known about the program’s effects in Alaska.”

Reinbold says the committee will bring together a group of experts and ask for input from the public during the event. Meeting documents will be made available prior to the meeting and posted on the Legislature’s website under meeting information.

The meeting will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the second floor large conference room of the Anchorage Legislative Information Office. Public testimony will be taken beginning at 12:00 p.m. Reporters and interested Alaskans unable to attend in person can participate through their local LIO or via teleconference. The Legislature’s Media Services will provide a Livestream through its site at akl.tv.

WHO:              Administrative Regulation Review Committee

WHAT:            Open Discussion on Obamacare

WHEN:           Tuesday, June 25, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

                        PUBLIC TESTIMONY – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Anchorage LIO – Room 220

                        714 W. 4th Ave.

Teleconference:      1-855-463-5009.

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