Tallahassee Legislative Alert
February 16th, 2016
(1 ACTION ALERT IN THIS MESSAGE)
Specifies that direct primary care agreement does not constitute insurance & is not subject to Florida Insurance Code
SB 132 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.
SB 132 would protect direct patient/doctor agreements from burdensome government regulations and represents a first step toward real healthcare freedom in Florida. This is the last committee stop for SB 132 and with the House companion bill (HB 37 ) ready to pass the House, we are close to passing this important legislation.
SB 132 will be heard in the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee on Wednesday February 17th, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Call and e-mail the members of the Senate Fiscal Policy Committee and tell them to support SB 132 to keep government out our healthcare decisions.
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