Senator Berta Gardner

April 1, 2016

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Juneau, AK 99801
 
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Call to Action —
Extended Supply of Birth Control Hearing on Tuesday, April 5th at 1:30

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Offering extended supplies of contraception significantly cuts down on unintended pregnancy, and provides greater opportunities for family planning.
Offering extended supplies of contraception significantly cuts down on unintended pregnancy, and provides greater opportunities for family planning.

           I’m happy to tell you that  SB156, my proposal for extended supply of birth control is moving through the Senate.  The bill would provide as an option to consumers a 12 month supply of birth control at one time, in order to avoid the hassle of going to the pharmacy once a month, or once every three months.  Similar legislation has passed with bipartisan support in Oregon, Washington, and California, and is proving to be a cost saver not only for consumers but also for insurance companies who can negotiate for quantity discounts.  The benefit is especially important in a place like Alaska where folks might spend long periods out of reach of a pharmacy.

           Our next committee hearing is in Labor and Commerce, Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 1:30 pm.  If you would like to call in to testify, you can do so at 1-844-586-9085, or appear in person in the Beltz room at the State Capitol in Juneau.

           If you would like to send messages of support you can do so to  Sen.Mia.Costello@akleg.gov.  Please feel free to share this message with friends or family who might also support SB 156!

I’m Berta and I’m still listening,

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office.

signed: Berta


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