At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hi., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and a group of 44 bipartisan and bicameral lawmakers in sending a letter to...
Now the top Republican to lead the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., weighed in on what he wants to do in his new post. Buchanan took over...
Florida Congressmen Bring Back the Enhance Access to Support Essential Behavioral Health Services Act
According to the congressman’s office, the bill “will improve the ability of vulnerable populations (seniors, children and the disabled) to access high-quality mental health services” and “will permanently allow Medicare and Medicaid to reimburse for behavioral health services delivered via telehealth.”
“In an unprecedented year, thanks to Governor DeSantis’ decisive leadership, the Office of Insurance Regulation was able to act quickly to take proactive steps to protect consumers,” said Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier. “I remain resolute in my commitment to consumer protection, and while 2020 has provided challenges, we have risen to meet them. As we move forward, OIR will continue its work to promote a stable and competitive insurance market for Floridians.”
Bilirakis weighed in after the discussion which also includes leaders Baycare, Tampa General, HCA West Florida, AdventHealth and long-term care facilities.
“Of the many lessons learned during our national response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, perhaps the most critical to ensuring better access to care and a robust health system in Florida is investing in the proven value of telehealth,” Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic Calabro said.
With the Legislature starting its regular session this week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried could be on center stage as the only Democrat in the state Cabinet and with GOP majorities in the House and Senate.