FSPMR e-News ALERTS
March 2, 2016
To Florida Patient Stability Coalition Members:
SB 1142 Non-Medical Switching Update
I’m sorry to say that SB 1142 was NOT placed on tomorrow’s Appropriations Committee agenda, which means the end of the committee road for this bill. With just two weeks left in the Legislative Session, the Senate’s focus is now on bills that are moving in both the House and the Senate. (HB 915 hasn’t been heard.) Our legislative counsel will seek any and all opportunities to amend the SB 1142 language on to other bills, but the prospects are slim.
We’re very pleased that the Senate bill passed two Senate committees and we have a very good base of support to pursue the Coalition’s objectives in the 2017 Session.
Now would be a great time to thank our two bill sponsors, Senator Alan Hays and Representative Debbie Mayfield. I’m in the process of developing a group sign-on thank you letter from the Coalition to the sponsors, but in the meantime, could you possibly thank them on Facebook and/or Twitter? Some suggested posts/tweets are below.
Thanks to @Debbie_Mayfield & @Hays2010 for your support of #SB1142 #HB915 #PatientStabilityAct
Thanks to @Debbie_Mayfield & @Hays2010 for keeping stable Floridians healthy #PatientStabilityAct #SB1142 #HB915
Thanks to @Debbie_Mayfield & @Hays2010 protecting against dangerous health ins. coverage changes #PatientStabilityAct #SB1142 #HB915
Email is not as effective these days, but emails are counted by staff:
Thank you all of your continued efforts.