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HB 161 Specifies that direct primary care agreement does not constitute insurance & is not subject to Florida Insurance Code

HB 161 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 161 would protect direct patient/doctor agreements from burdensome government regulations and represents a first step toward real healthcare freedom in Florida.

HB 161 will be heard in the House Health Innovation Subcommittee on Wednesday February 15th, 2017 at 3:30 PM.


Call and e-mail the members of the House Health Innovation Subcommittee and tell them to support HB 161 to keep government out of our healthcare decisions.


MaryLynn Magar 850-717-5082
Shawn Harrison 850-717-5063
Robert Cortes 850-717-5030
Daisy Baez 850-717-5114
Manny Diaz 850-717-5103
Brad Drake 850-717-5005
Nicholas Duran 850-717-5112
Roy Hardemon 850-717-5108
Patrick Henry 850-717-5026
Sam Killebrew 850-717-5041
Paul Renner 850-717-5024
Bob Rommel 850-717-5106
Jackie Toledo 850-717-5060
Jay Trumbull 850-717-5006
Frank White 850-717-5002

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