Below is a statement from Bill Herrle, National Federation of Independent Business/Florida Executive Director, on the passage of HB 37 on Direct Primary Care:
“NFIB applauds the passage of House Bill 37, which will dramatically lower healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes across Florida.
“HB 37 opens the door for small business owners to contract directly with primary care doctors and pay a manageable monthly fee that would give their employees access to primary care. It will save small business owners in healthcare costs while allowing them to increase their benefits and connect their employees and their families with primary care services.
“Direct primary care is a disruptive innovation. It breaks the mold of the conventional healthcare delivery system and streamlines primary care delivery, allowing doctors to spend more time with patients and patients to spend less money for quality care. It makes primary care about the doctor-patient relationship.
“We thank the leadership of the Florida Legislature, Senator Tom Lee and Representative Danny Burgess for seizing this opportunity to embrace this innovative healthcare model and deliver real healthcare reform to Floridians.”
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C., and all 50 states. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at NFIB.com/FL.