‘Direct primary care’ bill goes to Gov. Scott


 – A bill that would allow physicians, chiropractors and group practices to sign “direct primary-care” agreements with patients without running amok of Florida’s insurance laws is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott.

The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to approve the measure (HB 37), sponsored by Rep. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, and Sen. Tom Lee, R-Thonotosassa. The House passed the bill in January by a 97-10 vote.

Under direct primary-care agreements, doctors charge patients monthly fees in advance of providing services, with patients then able to access services at no extra charge. The bill does not spell out how much can be charged or what services need to be included in the agreements.

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  1. David Chorley

    Well there is a plan that will attract neurotic patients in to the office three times a week for one low price… I had such a husband and wife couple many years ago who were on a capitated HMO. They were computer geeks who sat 12 hours a day programming and wondered why they always hurt and tired… Thankfully they lost their jobs and “wonderful” insurance

  2. Debbie Nickels Heck, MD

    YES! Go Florida. Now now many more states will get on board? I was ALREADY giving GREAT consideration to moving there. This MAY just have sealed the deal.

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