Don’t let government get in the way of patients and affordable health care
Health care costs are skyrocketing across the country. Since Obamacare’s regulations kicked in in 2013, Floridians have seen their health insurance premiums go up by 84 percent.
The good news is patients have options. Many are turning to an innovative, cost-saving payment option called direct primary care to get the treatments they need. Instead of paying thousands of dollars in premiums, patients can use direct primary care to pay doctors a flat monthly fee — usually between $25 and $85 a month — to see them whenever they want. Doctors also benefit because they can focus on taking care of patients, not paperwork.
Unfortunately, our state government impedes patients’ access to direct primary care. The law currently treats direct primary care arrangements like insurance and subjects them to state insurance regulations. But patients don’t have the same resources as insurance companies. Why should they be regulated as if they did? These regulations only serve as barriers between patients and their doctors.
That’s why Florida’s legislature must pass H.B. 37 and S.B. 80 –introduced by Rep. Danny Burgess and Sen. Tom Lee respectively – to deregulate direct primary care so patients can control their health care decisions.
Urge your lawmakers to pass H.B. 37 and S.B. 80 and let patients find affordable care they need.