2017 Advocacy Priorities
Increase Funding for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (BCCEDP)
These funds enable more than 12,000 Floridians between the ages of 50 and 64 who are uninsured and have no income or low income to be screened for breast and cervical cancer. The goal is to increase funding to $2.6 million for this program.
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Support of Consumer Protection from Nonmedical Changes to Prescription Drug Formularies Bill, Senate Bill 182 House Bill 95 (also known as the Bait and Switch Bill)
This bill would protect consumers from nonmedical changes to prescription drug formularies, limiting, under specified circumstances, changes to a health insurance policy prescription drug formulary during a policy year; requiring small employer carriers to limit changes to prescription drug formularies under certain circumstances; limiting, under specified circumstances, changes to a health maintenance contract prescription drug formulary during a contract year, etc. The bill has been taken up by the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee and the Senate health Policy Committee and has passed both committees. On the House side, the bill has passed the Health Innovation Subcommittee.
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Support of Health Insurer Authorization Bill, Senate Bill 530 and House Bill 877 (also known as the Fail First Bill)
The bill enables patients to receive a medication that their physician knows will work when other medications have already been tried and have not worked, or where the physician believes that the medication required to be used first will be ineffective.
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