Florida Chamber Applauds Lawmakers for Passing Legislation Increasing Access to Healthcare Providers

Expanding Scope of Practice Particularly Helpful in Rural and Underserved Communities

TALLAHASSEE, FL (March 11, 2020) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce applauds the Florida Legislature for today passing a bill that will provide Floridians greater access to healthcare, particularly in rural and underserved communities. With the passage of HB 607 by Representative Cary Pigman, registered nurse practitioners and physician assistants will be able to practice medicine to the fullest extent of their formalized education and training.

The Florida Chamber’s Healthcare Partnership has a seven-year long history of supporting expanded scope of practice for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) to allow them to practice medicine to the full extent of their education and training.

“With 900 new residents moving to Florida each day, and 4.5 million more residents expected to call Florida home by 2030, it’s vital that Floridians have increased access to safe, quality healthcare,” said David Hart, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber of Commerce.

With the passage of HB 607, Florida is poised to put in place what 30 other states have already done – allow nurse practitioners who have completed formalized training, achieved a masters degree or higher, completed two years of supervised training and 3,000 clinical practice hours, to be able to practice.

The Florida Chamber thanks Representative Pigman (one of only two practicing physicians in the Florida House of Representatives), Speaker of the House Jose Oliva and Senator Ben Albritton for their leadership on this important issue.

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The Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.

AHCA Secretary Mary Mayhew Discusses Healthcare Costs and Better Healthcare Outcomes

A Talented Workforce and the Rising Probability of a Recession Leave Florida’s Small Businesses Feeling Uncertain

Latest Florida Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index Survey Shows

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 22, 2019)— While Florida’s small businesses continue boosting the state’s economy, finding qualified workers to fill available jobs tops the list of issues keeping small business owners up at night, survey results from the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Third Quarter Small Business Index Survey show. 

“Florida’s small businesses continue to be concerned about being able to hire a talented workforce,” said Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research at the Florida Chamber Foundation. “Improving Florida’s talent pipeline for a better workforce will help ensure jobs have talented employees, and will help put workers on the path to prosperity – leading goals of Florida 2030, Florida’s next strategic plan.”

Concerns over a likely recession are also creating economic uncertainty among job creators, the survey shows. However, while Florida’s small businesses are cautious, the state’s economy is healthy and expanding. Florida is now the 18th most diversified economy in the country, and there are rising numbers of open jobs and a declining amount of people looking for jobs.

The Florida Chamber’s third quarterly statewide Small Business Index Survey shows small businesses are most concerned about:

  1. Workforce Quality – 27%

2. Economic Uncertainty – 12%

3. Growth Management Process – 8%

4. Government Regulations – 7%

5. Healthcare Costs – 7%

Of Florida’s small businesses, 47 percent of respondents expect the economy to improve, down from 57 percent one year ago and 70 percent two years ago. They also felt that a positive indicator for businesses is that 24 percent of respondents thought it would be easier to get financing in the next six months, compared to 15 percent in last quarter’s survey.

“Florida’s economy is dependent on the small business community, and the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council remains committed to advocating on their behalf,” said Glenda Hood, Chair of the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council, and President, Hood Partners LLC.

About the Survey:

The Florida Chamber’s Small Business Index Survey was conducted electronically June 6 through July 5, 2019. Fifty-six of respondents employ less than five employees, while 32 percent employ five to 49 employees. Click HERE to view the full report.

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Established in 1916 as Florida’s first statewide business advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.

Florida Chamber Bottom Line: Rep. MaryLynn Magar Discusses Lowering the Cost of Healthcare

 

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Representative MaryLynn Magar Talks Healthcare Affordability

The latest edition of the Florida Chamber’s Bottom Line features Representative MaryLynn Magar, Chair of the House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee and Speaker Pro Tempore, discussing her priorities relating to Florida’s large health care industry.

“As always, my focus has been to make sure there is funding for our children, the disabled who through no fault of their own are in situations, and the elderly,” said Magar. “To make sure that we have a good amount for them to live comfortably and well.”

Join the Florida Chamber’s Healthcare Partnership

A value-based healthcare system focused on outcomes is a vital component in the overall economic health of Florida. Be a part of the solution and join in the pursuit to implement innovative policies that accentuate Florida’s free-market environment and improve access to care by joining the Florida Chamber Healthcare Partnership. Contact Matthew Choy at mchoy@flchamber.com to learn how you can get involved.

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What’s The Future Of Florida’s Healthcare Industry?

 

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Florida’s Healthcare Industry has been treated like a yo-yo in recent years. Healthcare in Florida is not a simple “yes” or “no” question, nor is it a one-size-fits-all solution. Efficient and effective healthcare delivery systems with affordable healthcare costs and great outcomes for Florida’s businesses and citizens are vital components in Florida’s overall economic health. By 2030, five million more residents will call Florida home. As Florida continues to grow, meeting the future need for more physicians and other healthcare professionals is crucial to Florida’s competitiveness and economic prosperity. It is important that the business community and government leaders work together to implement efficient and effective healthcare delivery systems with affordable healthcare costs for businesses and citizens. Please take a moment to complete our executive survey to help us fight for you in both Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.

Florida Chamber Series on Free Enterprise: Type 2 Diabetes

 

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A Focus on Type 2 Diabetes With Dr. Seth Baum

 In the latest edition of the Florida Chamber Series on Free Enterprise, Dr. Seth Baum, Immediate Past President of the American Society for Preventative Cardiology, discusses the nationwide movement, For Your Sweet Heart—developed in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim to bring more awareness to Type 2 diabetes.

“The initiative was started to educate the lay public and clinicians about the very significant connection between cardiovascular disease and diabetes,” said Baum. “Through this initiative we’ve reached over five million people, and that connection is not very well recognized.”

Click below to listen to the full interview with Dr. Baum.

 

 

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The health of both employees and employers is vital to the success of businesses. Healthcare is a frequent concern on the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Index Survey. Learn more about healthcare another issues impacting businesses here.

 

Workforce Quality and Government Regulations Top Concerns in Florida Chamber Small Business Survey

2018 Elections Key to Ensuring Florida Small and Local Businesses Can Continue Creating 1 Out of Every 11 New American Jobs

 

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (October 22, 2018) — As Florida job creators prepare to cast their vote for Florida’s next Governor, they are no doubt looking at which candidate will help strengthen Florida’s workforce and tackle government regulations – top concerns of business leaders on the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth Quarter Small Business Index Survey.

For the eighth quarter in a row, employers say finding additional skilled employees to meet open job demands is their number one concern. And small and local businesses are increasingly concerned about government regulations.

 

“With Florida small and local businesses creating one out of every 11 new American jobs, the Small Business Index Survey shows that job creators will be looking for a Governor that further eliminates outdated regulations and further strengthens Florida’s workforce to ensure the available 245,300 jobs in Florida can be filled with quality employees,” said Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President, Political Operation.

 

On the upside, 59 percent of small businesses indicated confidence in the direction that Florida is taking to make the Sunshine State a better place for businesses—up from the third quarter.

As Johnson explained, looking at the gubernatorial candidates proposed plans shows their differences, and provides a clear view of the candidates’ positions on small and local businesses.

“Preparing for the future means continuing to ensure that Florida’s economy is ready and able to create prosperity through high-paying jobs, remain globally competitive, and develop vibrant and sustainable communities,” said Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation.  “As we look toward 2030, we must continue to ensure businesses have access to the qualified workforce they need to continue to create jobs, and that all Floridians can pave a path toward economic prosperity.  This quarter’s Small Business Index Survey indicates that Florida’s small businesses remain increasingly concerned about workforce quality- a concern that has been consistently ranked number one for the past eight quarters. “

 

The Florida Chamber’s fourth quarterly statewide Small Business Index  Survey shows small businesses are most concerned about:

  • Workforce quality (26 percent),
  • Government regulations (9 percent),
  • Access to Capital (8 percent),
  • Economic uncertainty (8 percent)
  • Lawsuit abuse (6 percent),
  • Taxes (6 percent),
  • Healthcare costs (6 percent),

 

Of Florida small businesses, 48 percent of respondents expect to hire in the next six months, up from 45 percent last quarter. And 43 percent expect to make investments in plants or equipment, down from 49 percent one year ago.

 

“For the eighth quarter in a row, workforce quality continues to be the top concern of Florida’s small businesses, with government regulations ranking second,” said Glenda Hood, Chair of the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council, and Founding Partner, triSect. “Florida’s economy is dependent on the small business community, and the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council remains committed to advocating on their behalf.”

 

About the Survey:

 

The Florida Chamber’s Small Business Index Survey was conducted electronically September 6, 2018 through October 11, 2018. Thirty-nine percent of respondents employ less than five employees, while 43 percent employ five to 49 employees. Click here to view the full report.

 

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Established in 1916 as Florida’s first statewide business advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.

 

Lindy Kennedy on Florida’s Hospitals

 

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By 2030, five million more residents will call Florida home. As Florida continues to grow, meeting the future need for more physicians and other healthcare professionals is crucial to Florida’s competitiveness and economic prosperity. We caught up with Lindy Kennedy, President of Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida to discuss the initiatives hospitals across Florida are taking to ensure our residents and communities are getting the care they need and deserve.

 

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Florida Chamber Urges Florida House to Oppose HB 35

 

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To: Members of the Florida House

The Florida Chamber of Commerce urges you to oppose HB 35 in its current form. This bill, which is sponsored by Representative Michael Grant, will be heard on Thursday, January 11th, on the House Special Order Calendar.

The Florida Chamber is working to secure Florida’s future by ensuring a healthy quality of life for all Floridians. To provide healthcare to the estimated 6 million more Floridians our state will have by 2030, the Florida Chamber supports proactive and innovative policies that will deliver greater access and quality of care while also controlling escalating healthcare costs. While we agree with the stated intent of this legislation (to promote greater transparency among consumers), we are concerned that worthwhile efforts to provide transparency for the consumer could have unintended consequences, such as the survey process being used as a bargaining chip or leverage point during employer-employee contractual relationships.

This legislation is detrimental to Florida’s business community because the bill:

  • Has the potential for abuse and unintended consequences, despite the stated intent.The Florida Chamber urges you to oppose HB 35 in its current form, and will consider votes on this legislation, and any substantive amendments to it in committee or on the floor, in our annual How They Voted report card. The grade that you earn will be based on your voting record on the issues. We will make every effort to notify you prior to a vote that may be included in our annual legislative report card. If you have any questions about this or other issues, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,

Frank C. Walker, III
Vice President of Government Affairs

 

Overall Voters Feeling Good About Florida’s Direction, But Undecided In 2018 Governor’s Race

TALLAHASSEE, FL (January 11, 2018) – A majority of Florida voters believe Florida is headed in the right direction, according to the latest statewide political poll released by the Florida Chamber Political Institute (FCPI).

In its first statewide poll of the New Year, 56 percent of likely voters believe Florida is headed in the right direction. Although the majority of voters approve of Florida’s direction, the views differ based on party. Republicans are especially optimistic at 76 percent, more than half of NPA’s (56 percent) believe Florida is moving in the right direction, while less than half of Democrats (34 percent) believe Florida is headed in the right direction.

More than half (57 percent) of all registered voters approve of Governor Rick Scott’s job performance. Among parties, Republicans overwhelmingly approve of his performance by 82 percent, while 30 percent of Democrats and 56 percent of NPA’s approve.

Ten months before electing a new Governor, voters from both parties are beginning to consider which candidates they will support, although there are more undecided than decided candidates.

Among candidates on the Democrat ticket, Gwen Graham leads with 14 percent, however 64 percent of voters remain undecided. Philip Levine garners 7 percent, Andrew Gillum garners 6 percent and Chris King garners 1 percent.

On the Republican ticket for candidates, 23 percent support Adam Putnam and 18 percent support Ron DeSantis, while 50 percent are undecided.

 

“Voters will elect a new Governor, all new members of the Florida Cabinet and 140 members to the Florida House and Senate. It’s still very early in what will be a busy 2018 election cycle. In the coming months, voters will begin to take a much closer look at the candidates for office,” said Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President, Political Operations for the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

 

On the issues that matter to voters, education tops the list at 17 percent, followed by jobs and the economy at 13 percent and healthcare at 12 percent. Immigration and global warming remain a concern – garnering 5 percentage points each. While issues like guns, terrorism and marijuana barely register among voters.

When considering constitutional amendments that will appear on the ballot, Amendment 1 would pass if voted on today, while Amendment 2 is inching closer to the 60 percent threshold for passage.

Amendment 1 calls for increasing the homestead exemption:

  • 61 percent of voters support increasing the homestead exemption for homeowners.
  • 69 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of NPA’s and 52 percent of Democrats support increasing the homestead exemption for homeowners.

Amendment 2 would make a 10 percent cap on annual non-homestead property tax increases permanent:

  • 54 percent of likely voters support making the 10 percent cap on annual non-homesteaded property tax permanent.
  • 58 percent of Republicans, 51 percent of NPA’s and 50 percent of Democrats support making the 10 percent cap on annual non-homesteaded property tax permanent.

Beyond the Florid Chamber’s political polling, voter registration indicates interesting trends:

  • 42 percent of all new voters registered since January 1, 2018 are registering as NPA’s
    • 27 percent are registering as Democrats
    • 27 percent are registering as Republicans
  • 54 percent of new Hispanic voters are registering as NPA’s
    • 32 percent are registering as Democrats
    • 14 percent are registering as Republicans

 

ABOUT THIS POLL:  The Florida Chamber of Commerce political poll was conducted on January 2-5, 2018 by Voter Opinions during live telephone interviews of likely voters, and has a margin of error of +/-4 percent. The sample size included 235 Democrats, 259 Republicans and 106 Others for a total of 600 respondents statewide. The samples for the polls conducted by the Florida Chamber are consistently drawn from likely voters and newly registered voters, meaning those voters who have the propensity and past performance of voting in elections, rather than simply including registered voters.  Voters are again screened for likelihood of voting.

 

 

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The Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.

 

 

Florida Chamber Urges House Committee to Oppose HB 35 in its Current Form

 

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To: House Health & Human Services Committee

The Florida Chamber of Commerce urges you to oppose HB 35 in its current form. This bill, which is sponsored by Representative Michael Grant, will be heard on Tuesday, November 14th, in the House Health & Human Services Committee.

The Florida Chamber is working to secure Florida’s future by ensuring a healthy quality of life for all Floridians. To provide healthcare to the estimated 6 million more Floridians our state will have by 2030, the Florida Chamber supports proactive and innovative policies that will deliver greater access and quality of care while also controlling escalating healthcare costs. While we agree with the stated intent of this legislation (to promote greater transparency among consumers), we are concerned that worthwhile efforts to provide transparency for the consumer could have unintended consequences, such as the survey process being used as a bargaining chip or leverage point during employer-employee contractual relationships.

This legislation is detrimental to Florida’s business community because the bill:

– Has the potential for abuse and unintended consequences, despite the stated intent.

The Florida Chamber urges you to oppose HB 35 in its current form, and will consider votes on this legislation, and any substantive amendments to it in committee or on the floor, in our annual How They Voted report card. The grade that you earn will be based on your voting record on the issues. We will make every effort to notify you prior to a vote that may be included in our annual legislative report card. If you have any questions about this or other issues, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Regards,

Frank C. Walker, III
Vice President of Government Affairs

Getting Healthcare Right in Florida – Register Today and Join the Discussion

 

 

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Florida’s small businesses continue to face a number of challenges including healthcare related costs. A stronger healthcare delivery system with lowered costs and a focus on better outcomes remains a top priority for the Florida Chamber. As a small business leader, your opinion matters. Register today and join the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council for our next conference call on August 21 which will focus on the impact of healthcare related issues on the small business community. We will hear from Jon Johnson, Founder & Partner at Johnson & Blanton, who will share information on what reforms are being looked at in Washington, D.C. and in Florida.

We will also be joined by Whitney Harris with the Florida Chamber Foundation, who will share important information about the Foundation’s Internship Program that focuses on matching talented interns with businesses throughout Florida.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take part in this important discussion and make sure your voice is heard. Register today!

Small Business Council Conference Call
Monday, August 21
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. (EST)
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Do you have specific information you would like covered during this conference call? Send your suggestions to Carolyn Johnson.

 

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If you are not yet a Florida Chamber member and would like to participate in this call as a special guest, please email Carolyn Johnson.

Federal Healthcare Watch

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 bhunt@flchamber.com for more information on joining the Florida Chamber’s Healthcare Partnership.

Government Regulations and Workforce Quality Small Businesses’ Top Issues

TALLAHASSEE (January 25, 2017) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce today revealed the results of their quarterly Small Business Index survey, which shows “Government Regulations” and  “Workforce Quality” as the top issues small businesses are concerned about.

“Florida’s small businesses continue to face a number of challenges, including increased government regulations, as well as workforce quality,” said TAMI FITZPATRICK, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Entropy Technology Design, Inc. “The Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council looks forward to working together to identify and support solutions that will help and grow Florida’s small business community.”

“Access to Capital” was the second most frequently cited challenge facing Florida’s small business community, with 13 percent of respondents citing this as their top issue, up from the nine who indicated the same during the third quarter survey. “Healthcare Costs”, followed with the next place on the list, with 10 percent of respondents citing it as their top issue. “Economic Uncertainty followed closely behind as the top issue for 9 percent of survey respondents, and “Lawsuit Abuse” was also claimed by 9 percent of respondents.

“One indicator of the future path of Florida’s economy is the percentage of respondents that expect the economy to improve over the next year – 77 percent, much higher than the 50 percent reported in last quarter’s survey,” said DR. JERRY PARRISH, Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation.

The Florida Chamber’s Small Business Index survey shows:

Top Issues Facing Small Businesses:
  • Government regulations (18 percent – tie),
  • Workforce quality (18 percent – tie),
  • Access to capital (13 percent),
  • Healthcare costs (10 percent),
  • Economic uncertainty (9 percent – tie), and
  • Lawsuit abuse (9 percent – tie).
Sales:

68 percent of respondents expect their sales will increase over the next year.

Respondents:

24 percent of respondents employ less than five employees, 51 percent of respondents employ 5 to 49 employees,
The Florida Chamber’s Small Business Index Survey was conducted electronically December 1 through December 23, 2016. Click here to view the full report.
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Established in 1916 as Florida’s first statewide business advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as crucial to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FLChamber.com for more information.

Capitol Update: Healthcare

The Florida Legislature gathered for its first week of committee meetings in the New Year, and several important healthcare discussions occurred.

Ensuring Florida remains the best place to live, work, and play has been a top priority for the Florida Chamber for the last 100 years. This means a strong focus on policies that seek to drive down the cost of care shifted onto businesses as well as support for innovations that will result in greater access and quality outcomes for Floridians.

Below is a summary of healthcare conversations the Florida Chamber monitored this week. To learn more about any of these issues, please contact me at bhunt@flchamber.com.

  • The Senate Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee heard an update from the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs on VA healthcare issues,
  • An update on the State’s Medicaid Program was heard in a variety of Healthcare committees, including: The House Health & Human Services Committee, the House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, and the Senate Appropriations Committee,
  • The House Health Innovation Subcommittee heard an overview of the Certificate of Need Program from the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), which included a panel discussion featuring Florida Chamber member Florida State University, and
  • House Speaker Richard Corcoran (R-Lutz) briefed Florida Chamber Board members in town for the Leadership Fly-In on his perspectives and philosophies surrounding the overall healthcare conversation.
  • Federal Healthcare Watch: Early this Thursday morning, the United States Senate passed a budget resolution that sets the stage for a bill that could repeal major pieces of the Affordable Care Act – also known as Obamacare. Friday, the United States House of Representatives approved the same resolution by a 227-198 vote margin. The House and Senate resolutions allow for the repeal bill to be drafted and introduced, which could occur as early as January 27, 2017. That legislation would still need to be passed by both the House and Senate, before being sent to President-Elect Donald Trump for his signature.

The Florida Chamber will continue to provide you with regular updates on these important healthcare issues.

 

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This week, the Florida Chamber released its 2017 Competitiveness Agenda, which outlines our specific policy positions on healthcare and more.