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House Direct Care Expansion Bill Advances

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Last year lawmakers made it legal for doctors and patients to enter into a contract agreement directly for certain primary care services. It worked so well that this year legislators want to expand direct care to other physicians.

“Examples of those would be OBGYN, cardiology, dermatology, ear nose and throat, psychiatry that’s not an exhaustive or an exclusive list that’s just simply examples,” explained Rep. Wyman Duggan (R-Jacksonville).

Direct primary care agreements are not regulated nor are they like insurance.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.