After success in the Florida House of Representatives, the Senate version of the bill, “Direct Primary Care Agreements” has died on the calendar for this legislative cycle.
HB161 was designed to specify that direct primary care agreements directly between doctors and patients does not constitute insurance and not subject to regulation under the Florida Insurance Code.
Dr. Lee Gross, the President of Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation, has long labored and testified before various committees on the power of Direct Primary Care in delivering real care to people outside of the cost inflated insurance and government systems.
Dr. Gross made the following hopeful response,
“Thanks so much to everyone that supported us this session!!
Bill sponsors are already lining up to sponsor the bill for the 2018 session, which starts in 5 months.
In the meantime, we will keep spreading the message. We are hoping to invite some skeptical [Florida] Senators to our DPC conference in Orlando this October!”