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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.