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AIF Opposes Passage of Health Care Legislation

HB 1001 by Representative Brodeur & SB 1354 by Senator Grimsley Passes First Committee Stops

March 25, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today opposed the advancement of House Bill 1001, by Representative Jason Brodeur (R-Sanford), and Senate Bill 1354, by Senator Denise Grimsley (R-Sebring). These bills relating to health care both passed out of their respective committees in the Florida House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee and the Florida Senate Committee on Health Policy.

“All along, AIF has supported access to affordable quality health care for Floridians,” said Tammy Perdue, general counsel for AIF. “Unfortunately, HB 1001 and SB 1354 do the opposite. These bills actually make health care less affordable for Florida consumers and businesses by ultimately causing an increase in pharmacy costs through additional, onerous regulation.”

“AIF opposes this legislation that would bring additional costs to Florida consumers and businesses,” said Perdue. “With the current state of our health care system, we must focus on measures that will ensure greater access to quality care for Floridians at more affordable costs for their employers.”

HB 1001 has been referred to Health & Human Service, Appropriations and Regulatory Affairs Committees in the Florida House, while SB 1354 is now slated to move to the Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance.

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