Tag: Telemedicine
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Scott PowersJuly 19, 2018

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King on Thursday morning unveiled his full health care platform, which includes accepting Medicaid expansion, pushing insurers to compete more, and making it easier for doctors to provide telemedicine. King also announced the start of a campaign tour to promote the plan. It kicks off  with several stops in St. Petersburg this […]

Drew WilsonMarch 6, 2017

The Florida branch of the conservative group Americans for Prosperity announced its 2017 legislative priorities Friday; dismantling Enterprise Florida is on the top of the list. “In 2015 the Governor boldly stated that ‘taxpayers are better investors than government.’ We completely agree. That’s why we’re calling on both chambers to put politics aside and work […]

Phil AmmannFebruary 25, 2016

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved Thursday several bills with some cost-saving measures for health providers. The bills now head to the Senate floor. LobbyTools is reporting on SB 1686, sponsored by Fernandina Beach Republican Sen. Aaron Bean, which will allow Florida’s health care practitioners to provide telehealth services. The bill creates a task force under the Agency […]

Phil AmmannFebruary 3, 2015

A bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers met with reporters on Tuesday to express confidence a telemedicine bill would successfully pass the Florida Legislature this year. Telemedicine, otherwise known as “telehealth,” helps provide remote healthcare access to patients in rural communities and underserved regions. It often involves the Internet and other telecommunications for services such as […]

Peter SchorschFebruary 1, 2015

Lawmakers will continue to pursue telemedicine this year in a bill submitted last week by Republican Rep. Travis Cummings of Orange Park, through a measure described as “telehealth.” Cummings filed HB 545 just one week after SB 478, a similar bill from Senate Health Policy Chair Aaron Bean, a Fernandina Beach Republican, and Democratic Senate […]


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