Florida Health Care Affordability Summit

Expanding Access Called Key In Addressing Health Issues

Apr 27, 2016

Speakers at a health-care "summit" said Tuesday that expanding access to care for more Floridians could save the state money.

The two-day Florida Health Care Affordability Summit, sponsored by the business group Associated Industries of Florida, included lawmakers and experts addressing topics ranging from controlling drug costs to expanding treatment options through technology.

Florida House of Representatives

Efforts to expand who and how health care is provided remain hot topics for Florida business leaders and state legislative leaders.

Bills concerning telemedicine and the expansion of the state’s health care workforce stood front and center at the annual Florida Health Care Affordability Summit in Orlando. The event, sponsored by the Associated Industries of Florida Foundation, is proving to serve as a sort of legislative sneak peak concerning all things health care.

Lawmakers and corporate executives convene Thursday in Orlando to talk about the future of health care, or at least how much it will cost.  Hundreds, maybe thousands of people who want to bend their ear are expected to show up.