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Dismantling Enterprise Florida is a top priority for AFP-FL

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The Florida branch of the conservative group Americans for Prosperity announced its 2017 legislative priorities Friday; dismantling Enterprise Florida is on the top of the list. “In 2015 the Governor boldly stated that ‘taxpayers are better investors than government.’ We completely agree. That’s why we’re calling on both chambers to put politics aside and work towards dismantling the failed quasi-state agency, Enterprise Florida,” said AFP-FL Director Chris Hudson. “Government shouldn’t be in the business of picking winners and losers. Let’s…

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Senate committee passes series of cost-saving health care proposals

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The Senate Appropriations Committee approved Thursday several bills with some cost-saving measures for health providers. The bills now head to the Senate floor. LobbyTools is reporting on SB 1686, sponsored by Fernandina Beach Republican Sen. Aaron Bean, which will allow Florida’s health care practitioners to provide telehealth services. The bill creates a task force under the Agency for Health Care Administration to study ways to implement telehealth. An amendment allows representatives of long-term-care services to become part of the task force. SB 152,…

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ClickAClinic named Florida’s first licensed telemedicine service

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As state lawmakers consider increasing telemedicine statewide, one provider of remote services takes the lead by becoming the first licensed telemedicine consulting service in Florida. In March, the Agency for Health Care Administration approved Lantana-based ClickAClinic as the only licensed telemedicine platform in Florida. ClickAClinic is a cloud-based platform that safely transmits medical information and healthcare services between providers and patients. Telemedicine, or telehealth, uses telecommunications technology to help patients avoid waiting rooms and late-night visits to the ER. ClickAClinic…

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