POLICY (FL) CON Reforms, Direct Primary Care Head To House Floor
The Florida House is ready to take up two familiar healthcare reform measures Wednesday. Supporters say both bills will make care more accessible and more affordable. The plans face uphill battles in the Senate.
By Kate Payne | Originally published on January 22, 2018 6:07 pm
For years, House lawmakers have been trying to codify direct primary care agreements. It’s sort of like a healthcare membership. Subscribers pay a set monthly fee directly to a primary care doc in exchange for a slate of basic services. It cuts out the insurance companies and the middle men, and puts doctors closer to their patients. That’s according to bill sponsor Danny Burgess, a Zephyrhills Republican Representative.