Now In Effect: Iowa and Florida Laws Expand Healthcare Freedom

(July 2, 2018) – Yesterday, laws went into effect in Florida and Iowa that will help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes.

Florida state Rep. Daniel Burgess (R-Zephyrhills) sponsored House Bill 37 (H37) and the Iowa House of Delegates Human Resources Committee sponsored House Bill 2356 (HF2356). These new laws specify that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors and patients from the onerous requirements and regulations under state insurance codes. Both laws also include provisions defining direct primary care agreements and establishing modest requirements.

In Florida, the Senate substituted H37 for the Senate version of the legislation sponsored by Sen. Tom Lee (R-Brandon) (S80) and unanimously passed the measure by a 38-0 vote. The House passed the bill 97-10. With Gov. Rick Scott’s signature in March, H37 went into effect today.

In Iowa, the Senate passed HF2356 by a 47-2 vote. The House approved the measure 94-1. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the bill into law, effective today.

According to Michigan Capitol Confidential, by removing a third party payer from the equation, medical retainer agreements help both physicians …

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