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Direct Primary Care Access Bill Heads to Governor
Thursday, 08 March 2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018, Tallahassee – Earlier today the Florida Senate gave its final approval to the Direct Primary Care Access Bill (House Bill 37) sponsored by Rep. Danny Burgess (R-San Antonio). The bill, previously passed by the Florida House, now heads to the Governor for his consideration. If approved, the new law would allow chiropractic physicians, among other designated disciplines, to enter into direct agreements with employers to provide primary care services to employees as a benefit, or make an arrangement with a family to provide care for a monthly fee affordable to the family or an individual.
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PIP Repeal Fails in Senate Subcommittee
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018, Tallahassee – Late yesterday a Senate subcommittee voted down a controversial bill aimed at repealing Florida’s decades-old no-fault auto insurance system, replacing it with a new at-fault system requiring drivers carry mandatory bodily injury and property damage coverage. A last-minute procedural move by the committee chair, however, effectively kept the bill alive for possible further consideration. 
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Itís Alive! Senate Poised to Act on PIP Repeal
Saturday, 24 February 2018

Your immediate action is needed to object to a proposal seeking to repeal PIP/No-fault and increase auto insurance premiums for all Floridians.

Saturday, February 24, 2018, Tallahassee – After over five weeks of inaction, a key Florida Senate committee announced late yesterday it will revive a controversial proposal seeking to eliminate Florida’s decades-old no-fault automobile insurance system and replace it with a mandatory bodily injury (BI) coverage requirement. With only two weeks remaining in this year’s regular session, a time when committees traditionally have completed their regular work, this development signals what we believe is an extraordinary effort to breathe new life into this fundamentally flawed proposal.

It is critical for you to take just two simple steps to protect your patients and your practice beforethe next Senate committee vote scheduled for this Wednesday, February 28th at 4:00 p.m.

FIRST:  Using the links at the bottom, reach out to the members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services urging them to please vote against Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 150 (CS/SB150), the repeal of PIP/No-fault. 

Gun Protests Captivate Legislatureís Work
Saturday, 24 February 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018, Tallahassee – The tragedy in the wake of the Parkland massacre spread to Florida’s capitol this week, redirecting the legislative agenda during a week normally devoted to wrapping-up committee work to ready individual bills for final consideration on the floor. Protests and rallies, together with the attention of national news media, meant less time for lawmakers to work on the one task they are mandated to complete each year by the Constitution: passage of a state government funding plan for FY 2018-19.
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Budget Work Dominates Legislatureís Fifth Week
Friday, 09 February 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018, Tallahassee – Lawmakers reached the halfway point of their 60-day annual legislative session on Wednesday of this week, a week otherwise dominated by debate and final passage of each chamber’s state budget spending proposals. Legislators are now in a posture to begin Senate-House negotiations to hammer out the differences between their two plans. Though both are very close to each other in their record $82-billion-odd bottom lines, there are significantly different spending priorities in each that will have to be worked through. Conferees will likely be appointed by both the House speaker and the Senate president next week to begin the negotiations to reach a compromise plan.
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