Sandra Heffern has responded to Jim Grazko’s commentary, “Repealing 80th percentile rule is vital to Alaska,” with a counterargument. She believes that the repeal of the 80th percentile will not be an easy solution to reducing Alaska’s high health care costs. She argues that health care pricing and costs are complex, and providers strive to provide high-quality care for Alaska patients.
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