For Immediate Release:
March 8, 2018
JMI Applauds the Florida Legislature for Approving Direct Primary Care Agreements
Statement from The James Madison Institute on the passage of free-market health care reform
Tallahassee – The James Madison Institute commends the Florida Legislature for enacting free-market policy reform in health care and approving Direct Primary Care (DPC) contracts in Florida. This has been a long-awaited policy win for Floridians seeking to shift the trajectory of health care costs and begin restoring some degree of sanity to the market. This policy is a win for all. Patients will benefit from the expansion of provider networks using DPC, doctors seeking to increase their ability to concentrate on patient care as opposed to overwhelming insurance paperwork will benefit, and lawmakers seeking to advance other elements of free-market health care policy reforms will benefit. We’d like to thank the chief sponsors – Representative Danny Burgess and Senator Tom Lee – for their efforts over the past several years to make this reasonable policy reform a reality. We look forward to Governor Scott’s consideration of this policy and encourage him to put the final touch on a four-year effort of so many health care champions.
Florida’s premier free-market think tank,The James Madison Instituteis a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational organization. The Institute conducts research on such issues as health care, taxes, and regulatory environments.