Direct Primary Care Bill Goes Before Full House
The Florida House of Representatives’ version of the direct primary care bill (HB 37) has passed all of its assigned committees and is on second reading. The bill passed two committees unopposed and attracted only a single dissenting vote in a third.
The bill would create a new section 624.27 within the Florida Insurance Code authorizing “direct primary care agreements” and specifying that the agreements are not considered insurance. This would allow physicians and consumers to enter into agreements whereby consumers pay monthly fees directly to the physicians for certain agreed services.
The Senate’s version of the bill, SB 132, is scheduled to go before its first committee– Health Policy, on February 1.