Advocacy in Action
Legislative advocacy is an important element of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission. With approval from the Foundation Board of Directors, we add our voice to weigh in on issues and legislation considered at both the State and Federal level.
If you would like to be part of the FBCF Advocacy Committee and receive timely Action Alerts, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Current Calls to Action
ACTION NEEDED! YOUR VOICE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. PLEASE HELP.
Aside from the budget bill, the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and its Advocacy Committee and Alert Network are focusing on proposed legislation that would make life easier for those who must take medications for their medical condition. We rely on and put faith in our doctors to prescribe the appropriate medication that will improve our condition or at least maintain our health.
We have a limited number of days in which to see these proposed bills move through House and Senate committees and be considered and approved by both House and Senate. Your willingness and ability to contact legislators in an effort to encourage them to do the right thing on behalf of Floridians is crucial if these bills are to become law.
We need your voices for the following two bills:
1. HB 95 (Bait-and-Switch Bill) would prevent our insurance from making promises of coverage at set pricing and then changing the coverage terms and/or pricing.
The next step for House Bill 95 is to have it heard by the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee. Kindly contact the members of the committee by phone, email, or Twitter and encourage them to hear the bill on. Chair Burgess and Vice Chair Santiago are two of the members who are particularly important to contact.
If you call or email, please deliver this message: "Please hear HB 95, the Bait-and-Switch Bill, to protect Florida patients from unfair medication switches."
Email subject line: Please hear HB 95 (Bait-and-Swtch Bill) in Ins. & Banking on
See below for email addresses and phone numbers of subcommittee members.
Please hear #HB95 to protect Floridians from unfair medication switches. #NoBait&Switch @
Rx coverage shouldn't be reduced after open enrollment,when Floridians can't change their plan. Support #HB95 @RichardNStark @SShawFL
Insurers in FL are changing Rx benefit coverage mid plan year. Pls hear #HB95 and support consumers. @HalseyBeshears @ChuckClemons21
@RepBobbyDubose Please support #HB95 and protect your constituents from unexpected Rx coverage changes #NoBait&Switch
Support #95 #NoBait&Switch and make sure commercial insurers honor contracts with patients @GovGoneWild, @kionnemcghee, @RepMoraitis
Please support #HB95 to give patients peace of mind that their Rx benefits won't be reduced mid-plan year @jay_fant #NoBait&Switch
2. HB 877 (Fail First Bill) would enable physicians to prescribe medications that they know are appropriate and will work rather than being forced to first prescribe medications that will be ineffective.
House Bill 877 needs to be taken up by the House Health Innovation Subcommittee if it is to move forward. See below for email addresses and phone numbers of subcommittee members.
Suggested talking points for the listed members of that committee:
We thank you for your help in moving these bills forward. Your actions do make a difference in the legislative process!
HOUSE BILL 877:
CONTACT INFORMATION for House Health Innovation Subcommittee Members
HOUSE BILL 95:
CONTACT INFORMATION for House Banking and Insurance Subcommittee Members