Florida Campaign for Liberty has been promoting the Florida Health Care Freedom Act (HJR37) sponsored by Sen. Carey Baker and Rep. Scott Plakon. Even though our bill currently has 42 House sponsors we are not on the agenda for a committee hearing. Committees will soon be meeting. I would like to ask you to please phone or email the Chairman of the Health Care Regulation Policy Committee, Nicholas “Nick” Thompson, District 73, (Fort Myers) and ask that HJR37 be heard in committee. We do not want to wait until March.
The Florida Health Care Freedom Act allows a vote on an amendment to the Florida Constitution that says any “law or rule shall not compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system,” and specifies people and employers can’t be fined for not buying insurance. This bill does not ban federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid in our state; it simply focuses on restricting the federal government from forcing Americans to participate in an insurance policy, public or private.
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You have all done a remarkable job of getting this legislation this far, but please take the time to contact Chairman Thompson and ask to schedule a hearing in his committee. By acting now the Florida Health Care Freedom Act will become one of the first bills out of committee. We can use this momentum to further our goals of sovereignty for Florida.