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The Florida Association of Health Plans (FAHP) is the statewide trade association representing commercial, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage health insurers and managed care organizations.  FAHP members provide access to health care benefits and services to businesses, individuals and families across the state of Florida.  FAHP advocates for public policy focused on enhancing access to high quality, affordable health care through a competitive marketplace.  Our mission is to improve and protect the health and financial security of Florida families and business community.  We do this by: 

1. Developing cooperative relationships between health plans, community and provider stakeholders, as well as government partners.
2. Advocacy focused on the consumer health care experience, better health outcomes, and controlling the cost of health care.
3. Educating policymakers and the public about the services and benefits our health plans provide.




HB 747, Legislation Ending Balance Billing by Air Ambulances, Signed by Governor Ron DeSantis

FAHP Thanks Governor, Legislative Champions for Critical Legislation to Protect Floridians from Surprise Medical Bills 

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Association of Health Plans, Inc. (FAHP) today released the following statement on behalf of its President and CEO Audrey Brown thanking Governor Ron DeSantis for signing House Bill 747, which ends the practice of balance billing by air ambulance companies, into law. 

“FAHP thanks Governor Ron DeSantis for signing HB 747 into law today. This critical piece of legislation protects Floridians and their families from having massive surprise medical bills levied against them for transportation by air ambulance to a hospital following a catastrophic incident.

“We also want to recognize and thank the legislators who championed this public policy and who have historically fought to shield consumers from surprise medical bills, including the bill sponsors, Senator Manny Diaz (R-Hialeah Gardens) and Representative Jayer Williamson (R-Pace), who were tireless advocates during session for this policy; legislative leadership, Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) and House Speaker Jose Oliva (R-Miami Lakes); as well as each lawmaker who voted for its unanimous passage on the House and Senate floors.

“Closing this federal loophole that allowed air ambulances to balance bill Floridians is the last step in permanently ending balance billing in the State of Florida, and FAHP has been proud to support this reform from the beginning.  And, while we fully expect the air ambulance industry to challenge this patient protection measure in the courts, this forward-thinking legislation was designed to withstand those legal attacks.

“To see HB 747 brought in for a landing today is gratifying, and we are thankful to Governor DeSantis and the legislature for putting an end to the odious practice of balance billing once and for all.”

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