March 5, 2015

Legislative Session Highlights

The 2015 Legislative Session began on Tuesday with opening remarks from the Governor, Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner. Senate President Gardiner's remarks included A Healthy Florida Works (AHFW) and a commitment to discuss extending health care coverage to approximately one million uninsured Floridians. On Wednesday,  AHFW member Kim Williams , president and CEO of Marpan Supply and Recycling, presented AHFW's  proposed bill during the Senate Health Policy Committee workshop. Today, the Senate filed  SPB 7044 , "The Florida Health Insurance Affordability Exchange." The Senate Health Policy Committee will hear the bill on Tuesday, March 10.  

Details on additional legislation heard this week will be included in FHA's Capitol update tomorrow. Sign up online  to receive the weekly recap of activities during the 2015 Session.

Next week, FHA will host  Hospital Days in the Legislature . The event begin Monday, March 9 with a legislative briefing at 3:30 p.m. and reception at 5:30 p.m.  View the full Hospital Days agenda online .