Federal Healthcare Watch
By: Tracey Lowe
The Florida Chamber of Commerce understands that government’s decisions made in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., ultimately impact your ability to do business. As the leading voice for employers, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is on the front lines at our state’s Capitol and our nation’s Capitol.
As lawmakers in Tallahassee marked the start of the 2017 Legislative Session today, the Florida Chamber is also closely following Congressional activities – including efforts to reform healthcare. Our healthcare policy experts are reviewing the U.S. House proposal (summaries can be found here and here) and will continue to monitor this issue closely as the discussions around a new federal healthcare policy evolve.
In the Meantime, Here’s What We Know:
- Core aspects of the Affordable Care Act are dismantled,
- A new, refundable tax credit will be available in 2020 to assist in obtaining coverage,
- Repeals the individual and employer mandate penalties,
- Repeals most of the taxes associated with the Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2018.
In the coming days, the Florida Chamber will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to meet with your elected leaders and advocate on behalf of Florida’s job creators. We look forward to addressing your questions and concerns with Florida’s Congressional Delegation.
Want to Get Involved in the Florida Chamber’s Healthcare Discussions?
The Florida Chamber’s Healthcare Partnership is bringing together job creators, healthcare providers and payers, and industry leaders who are laser-focused on pioneering change that will provide better patient outcomes while lowering costs. Healthcare Partnership members are diligently working to provide market-based, public policy solutions that address the rising cost-shift of healthcare in Florida. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on joining the Florida Chamber’s Healthcare Partnership.