Florida Chamber-Backed Telehealth Bill Passes Key Senate Committee

By: Brittney Hunt

On January 16, the Florida Senate Banking and Insurance Committee passed a bill which would embrace cost-saving adaptations to Florida’s healthcare system.

SB 280, a Florida Chamber-backed bill sponsored by Senator Aaron Bean would establish a standard of care for telehealth providers and encourage health insurance programs to offer insurance plans that include telehealth coverage.

A value-based healthcare system focused on outcomes is an important component in the overall economic health of Florida. Embracing healthcare solutions like telehealth, will help lower the cost of living in Florida by reducing medical costs for all Floridians. The Florida Chamber will continue to work to promote proactive and innovative policies that improve access to care.

Florida Chamber Healthcare Partnership

Are you committed to getting healthcare right in Florida? Join our Healthcare Partnership, as we work to provide market-based, public policy solutions that address the rising cost shift of healthcare in Florida. Contact Brittney Hunt at bhunt@flchamber.com to learn more.