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Healthcare Committee

 

Our focus is supporting policies for healthcare 
for everyone.

We aim to close the coverage gaps among
Floridians and strive for a healthier Florida.
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Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.~Hippocrates

Healthcare Committee Monthly Meetings
*Dates to be announced soon


Become a member by contacting our chairpersons, Nancy Rudner and Gloriann Gaston .
Members ONLY: Visit our Forum to stay up-to-date with our activities and announcements.
Our 2018-2019 Program goals were reached after careful consideration at our Annual Meeting.

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Topics of Interest

We can do better!  Our committee explores what we already have...concrete metrics for improvement.
1. Support Medicaid expansion
2. Support lower health-care costs
3. Support increased access to healthcare
4. Address insurance issues

Florida ranked 48th in a report from the Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation that advocates expanding health-care access. Only Louisiana, Oklahoma and Mississippi came in lower.

The reports analyzes 40 factors as falling under the following 5 categories (Florida's ranking included):

Access and Affordability (48th)
Prevention and Treatment (49th)
Avoidable use and cost (49th)
Healthy Lives (31st-includes death by suicide, alcohol/drugs, mortality amendable to healtcare)
Disparities (49th)

Read an opinion piece by our Co-Chair, Nancy Rudner
that appeared in the Orlando Sentinel below:
Read Here