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November 17th
Petroleum Club 3301 C St.

Reducing the High Cost of Health Care:
Implementing a State Health Care Authority

Friday, November 17th
The Petroleum Club of Anchorage
7:30am – 8:30am

Click here to watch video of this program.

Click here to download the program’s  PowerPoint presentation.

Commonwealth North will present a panel to discuss the findings of the State’s recent Health Care Authority Feasibility Study which examined the creation a health care authority to coordinate health care plans and consolidate purchasing effectiveness for all state employees, retired state employees, retired teachers, Medicaid recipients, University of Alaska employees, employees of state corporations, and school district employees.

The study includes four reports focused on:

  • Pooling and purchasing opportunities for employees/retiree benefits
  • Coordinated plan administration
  • Purchasing opportunities and Alaska market issues
  • Medicaid alignment opportunities and HCA structures

Our panel will include Mark Foster, Principal, Mark A. Foster & Associates, and Emily Ricci, Health Care Policy Administrator, Department of Administration. Check back here as we confirm additional panelists.

This event will also serve as a meeting of CWN’s Health Care Study Group which recently received a new charge from our board of directors to identify Alaskan solutions to the rising cost of health care. To be added to the Health Care Study Group’s email announcement list, please email  events@commonwealthnorth.org.

CWN Members $30, Guests $40

Sponorships Available.
Contact Aaron at events@commonwealthnorth.org for details.