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Americans for Prosperity Launches “Care You Can Call On” Initiative To Spotlight Grassroots Support For Telehealth Services In Florida

Apr 9, 2021 by AFP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL) launched its statewide “Care You Can Call On” initiative to highlight the growing grassroots support for House Bill 247, legislation aimed at strengthening telehealth services for residents in the Sunshine State.

As part of the “Care You Can Call On” initiative, AFP-FL plans to spotlight a number of Floridians who have benefited from telehealth services. The story of Bob from Fort Myers, Florida is one of many we have heard throughout the state. You can watch his testimony here.

AFP-FL State Director Skylar Zander issued the following statement:

“Over the last year, millions of Floridians have increasingly relied on telehealth services as an efficient, reliable, and cost-effective way to address many of their health care needs. By making these services permanent, patients like Bob will continue to have expanded options in how they receive their care, even after the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. We urge the legislature to take up and pass this critical legislation as soon as possible.”

Background: 

In March, the Professions and Public Health Subcommittee approved House Bill 247, which is sponsored by Rep. Mike Giallombardo and Rep. Tom Fabricio.

AFP recently launched a Personal Option plan aimed at making quality health care more affordable and accessible. The effort is part of AFP’s plan to put patients at the center of our health care system, rather than the government.