January 13th Legislative Update

Tallahassee Legislative Alert

January 13th, 2016


Specifies that direct primary care agreement does not constitute insurance & is not subject to Florida Insurance Code

Support HB 37 and Keep the government out of our healthcare decisions!

HB 37 provides that a direct primary agreement and the act of entering into such an agreement are not insurance and not subject to regulation under the Florida Insurance Code and exempts a primary care provider, which includes a primary care group practice, or his or her agent, from any certification or license requirements in the Code for marketing, selling, or offering to sell an agreement.

These direct patient/doctor agreements allow a system uncontrolled by government regulations to develop. It makes doctors responsive to patients, not insurance company bureaucrats or government rule-makers. Because government bureaucrats do not like anything they can’t regulate and control, and big insurance companies do not like competition, there are attempts to define

Direct Primary Care agreements as a form of insurance that would be under a mountain of regulations and bureaucratic red tape.
HB 37 would protect direct patient/doctor agreements from burdensome government regulations and represents a first step toward real healthcare freedom in Florida.

HB 37 will be heard in the House Finance and Tax Committee this Thursday January 14th at 1:00PM.


Call and e-mail the members of the House Finance and Tax Committee and tell them to support HB 37 to keep government out our healthcare decisions.

Artiles, Frank (850) 717-5118 frank.artiles@myfloridahouse.gov 
Berman, Lori (850) 717-5090 lori.berman@myfloridahouse.gov 
Bracy, Randolph (850) 717-5045 randolph.bracy@myfloridahouse.gov 
Cortes, Robert "Bob" (850) 717-5030 robert.cortes@myfloridahouse.gov 
Fant, Jay (850) 717-5015 jay.fant@myfloridahouse.gov 
Gaetz, Matt (850) 717-5004 matt.gaetz@myfloridahouse.gov 
Hill, Walter Bryan "Mike" (850) 717-5002 mike.hill@myfloridahouse.gov 
Moraitis, Jr., George R. (850) 717-5093 george.moraitis@myfloridahouse.gov 
Moskowitz, Jared Evan (850) 717-5097 jared.moskowitz@myfloridahouse.gov 
Plakon, Scott (850) 717-5029 scott.plakon@myfloridahouse.gov 
Rodrigues, Ray Wesley (850) 717-5076 ray.rodrigues@myfloridahouse.gov 
Rodríguez, José Javier (850) 717-5112 jose.rodriguez@myfloridahouse.gov 
Rogers, Hazelle P. "Hazel" (850) 717-5095 hazelle.rogers@myfloridahouse.gov 
Stark, Richard (850) 717-5104 richard.stark@myfloridahouse.gov 
Sullivan, Jennifer (850) 717-5031 jennifer.sullivan@myfloridahouse.gov 
Tobia, John (850) 717-5053 john.tobia@myfloridahouse.gov 
Van Zant, Charles E. (850) 717-5019 charles.vanzant@myfloridahouse.gov 
Workman, Ritch (850) 717-5052 ritch.workman@myfloridahouse.gov 



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