March 25, 2015
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement attributable to Tamela Perdue, general counsel for AIF, applauding members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations for approving Senate Bill 7044, which would establish the Florida Health Insurance Affordability Exchange Program (FHIX).
“This is a significant step forward on an issue that profoundly impacts Florida taxpayers, businesses and, ultimately, our economy; and, we thank the Florida Senate, Senate President Andy Gardiner and all Senators who have engaged in a thoughtful policy discussion on this bill throughout the process thus far.
“It’s imperative that we continue to discuss how uncompensated hospital care in our state is paid for, as, right now, the cost is being born by Florida businesses and is severely damaging their ability to grow and prosper in the Sunshine State.
“AIF looks forward to a continued dialogue on this free-market, Florida-centric public policy proposal that seeks to find a solution to reform health care coverage for nearly one million Floridians, as its merits are discussed and debated on the Senate floor.”
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