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Florida Legislature's Final Committee Week Sets Stage for Pivotal 2024 Health Care Session

Florida Legislature's Final Committee Week Sets Stage for Pivotal 2024 Health Care Session

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The Florida Legislature convened this week for its final committee session before the 2024 Legislative Session, scheduled to commence on January 9, 2024. Four health care committees met to deliberate on legislation affecting the home care provider community, including the Governor's proposed budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. Notably, Senate President Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples) introduced the "Live Healthy" initiative, a focal point of the week, with the comprehensive strategy aiming to strengthen Florida's health care workforce and expand the delivery of quality health care services statewide.

Continental Strategy, HCAF's contracted lobbying firm, has compiled the attached report, presenting a list of the health care committees that convened during this week and offering insights into the discussions shaping Florida's health care landscape. This report will be provided weekly throughout the legislative session.

To access the continually updated listing of state legislation actively monitored by the HCAF policy team, please click here for the members-only legislation tracker. We encourage you to bookmark this page to stay informed about upcoming policy developments.

Advocate With HCAF at Home Care Day at the Capitol

Join fellow home care industry advocates at Home Care Day at the Capitol on January 24-25, 2024. This free advocacy event aligns with the annual 60-day Florida Legislative Session, providing a timely opportunity to engage with state lawmakers and advance key industry policy priorities.

Your participation helps convey a unified message to lawmakers, emphasizing our commitment to strengthening the home care sector, ensuring equitable Medicaid reimbursement, reducing burdensome regulations, and safeguarding access to high-quality, cost-effective home care.

Not comfortable with politics? No worries! HCAF will host a welcome reception and policy briefing on Wednesday, January 24, to prepare you and address any questions. Advocates will be assigned to a group with an experienced leader, guiding you through the Capitol on Thursday, January 25. Additionally, HCAF staff will pre-schedule all legislative meetings and provide you with a detailed schedule during the reception.

Click here to learn more and register.

Amplify the Voice of Home Care: Support the Home Care PAC

The Home Care Political Action Committee (PAC) is dedicated to enhancing the political influence of the home care industry by pooling financial resources and supporting candidates who will effectively represent our interests in Tallahassee. As a voluntary, non-profit, and non-partisan organization, the PAC operates independently of HCAF membership dues and is regulated by the Florida Division of Elections.

Your contribution will have a meaningful impact by supporting Florida political candidates committed to advancing public policies that benefit the home care provider community. Individuals and businesses are welcome to contribute, and there are no contribution limits.

Please join us in the Home Care PAC's fundraising campaign, aiming to raise $50,000 for the 2024 election. Together, we have a significant opportunity to make a lasting impact on the future of home care.

Click here to invest in your profession today!

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