Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
President Gaetz formed the Select Committee on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to launch a comprehensive assessment of the impact of the law on Florida, to evaluate the state's options under the law, and to make recommendations to the full Senate membership on any actions necessary to mitigate cost increases, preserve a competitive insurance market, and protect Florida's consumers. The Select Committee will use the guiding principles of protecting individual choice, limiting the regulatory burdens on Florida's businesses, and promoting better value in health care purchasing when forming their recommendations to the full Senate.
- Committee Recommendation Regarding Florida's Health Care Exchange (pdf)
- Memo From President Gaetz Regarding Select Committee Recommendation on Florida's Health Care Exchange (pdf)
- Committee Recommendation Regarding Medicaid Expansion (pdf)
- Memo from President Gaetz Regarding Select Committee Recommendation on Medicaid (pdf)
- Committee Recommendation Regarding Insurance Regulation and State Group Health Insurance Plan (pdf)
- Memo from President Gaetz Regarding Insurance Regulation and State Group Health Insurance Plan (pdf)
- November 15, 2012: Letter from President Gaetz and Speaker Weatherford to Secretary Sebelius (pdf)
- Florida's Request for Information Necessary for Florida Exchange Decisions (pdf)
- Select Committee on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - View committee information and meeting records
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Decision Points (pdf)
- Opinion Editorial By Chairs Negron and Corcoran (pdf)
- December 17, 2012: Memo from Chairman Negron to Members of the Senate Select Committee on PPACA (pdf)
- June 28, 2013: Letter to DHHS Secretary Sebelius Regarding Need for Increased State Flexibility (pdf)
- June 28, 2013: Letter to Congressional Delegation Regarding Need for Increased State Flexibility (pdf)
Submit Your Comments to Your Congressional Representative or U.S. Senator
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a federal law and only the U.S. Congress can change federal law subject to approval by the President. If you have comments about the federal law or its implementation, please direct your comments to your Congressional Representative or Senator.
Submit Your Comments to the Select Committee on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
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