Sign the petition and make sure more patients have access to necessary care
In only a few months, COVID-19 has spread across the world, overwhelmed health care systems with sick patients, sent financial markets spiraling, and shuttered millions indoors to avoid infection.
Earlier this year, the debate over Medicaid expansion once again was discussed in Florida. Now, some see it as the solution to COVID-19.
Unfortunately, Medicaid expansion would be ineffective at best, and overload already-strained health care systems at worst.
The solution is to unshackle health care providers and professionals from unnecessary regulations and allow them to deliver care to where it’s needed most.
We should further loosen scope-of-practice requirements on physician assistants, registered nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals allowing more patients to receive necessary care.
Additionally, telemedicine is a key solution. While Florida has made bold moves in this area, there is still room for growth. Remote care will reduce the burden on health care systems, promote social distancing, and help rural patients access care.
Our lawmakers need encouragement to make the right reforms happen and should let our providers deliver health care where it’s needed most and not commit our state to a costly, permanent expansion of Medicaid. Sign here if you agree!