Health Care

DES MOINES, Iowa (March 14, 2018) – Yesterday, an Iowa Senate committee passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. The House of Delegates Human Resources Committee introduced House Bill 2356 (HF2356) on Feb. 14. It replaced HF2275 sponsored by Rep. David Heaton (R-Mt. Pleasant). The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 9, 2018) – Yesterday, the Florida Senate gave final approval of a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Rep. Daniel Burgess (R-Zephyrhills) prefiled House Bill 37 (H37) on Aug. 23. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors…

ST. PAUL, Minn. (March 4, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Minnesota Senate would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. A coalition of four Republican senators introduced Senate Bill 2723 (SF2723) on Feb. 26. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 1, 2018) – On Tuesday, a third and final Florida Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Sen. Tom Lee (R-Brandon) prefiled Senate Bill 80 (SB80) on Aug. 9. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not…

DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 26, 2018) – Last Thursday, the Iowa House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. The House of Delegates Human Resources Committee introduced House Bill 2356 (HF2356) on Feb. 14. It replaced HF2275 sponsored by Rep. David Heaton (R-Mt. Pleasant). The legislation specifies that direct…

MADISON, Wisc. (Feb. 22, 2018) – On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Assembly passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin), along with a bipartisan coalition of 32 cosponsors, introduced Assembly Bill 798 (AB798) on Dec. 28. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes…

BOISE, Idaho (Feb. 19, 2018) – An Idaho bill would further expand direct primary care in the state, taking another step toward healthcare freedom. Introduced by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on February 12, Senate Bill 1311 (SB1311) would create a pilot program allowing patients in the state’s public health system to enter into…

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 16, 2018) – On Wednesday, the South Carolina House unanimously approved a measure that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. A bipartisan coalition of 12 representatives introduced House Bill 4643 (H4643) on Jan. 23. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not…

DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 14, 2018) – An Iowa House subcommittee has approved a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. Rep. David Heaton (R-Mt. Pleasant) introduced House Bill 2275 (HF2275) on February 7. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance,…

MADISON, Wisc. (Feb. 12, 2018) – Two Wisconsin bills that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes have passed their respective committees. Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin), along with a bipartisan coalition of 32 cosponsors, introduced Assembly Bill 798 (AB798) on Dec. 28. A companion bill in the Senate (SB670) was introduced…

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Feb. 6, 2018) – A bill filed in the Hawaii Senate would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. Sen. Stanley Chang (D-9) introduced Senate Bill 3021 (SB3021) on January 18. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors and patients…

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Feb. 5, 2018) – Two bills filed in Maryland would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. Sen. Thomas Middleton (D-28) introduced Senate Bill 531 (SB531), while Del. Ariana Kelly (D-16) introduced House Bill 718 (HB718). Both bills specify that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 26, 2018) – Yesterday, the Florida House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government regulatory schemes. Rep. Daniel Burgess (R-Zephyrhills) prefiled House Bill 37 (HB37) on Aug. 23. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors and…

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 26, 2018) – A bill filed in the Nebraska Senate would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. Sen. Merv Riepe (R-D12) introduced Legislature Bill 1119 (LB1119) on January 18. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors and patients…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Jan 8, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Missouri Senate would ban vaccines containing mercury above a specified amount and push back against federal narratives on vaccinations. Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City) prefiled Senate Bill 741 (SB741) on Dec. 1. Under the proposed law, “beginning August 28, 2019, no vaccine containing more than…