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DeSantis Plan To Import Prescription Drugs To Lower Prices Gets House Support

Mar 13, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis was criticized last year for not having a health care platform while he campaigned for the state’s top job.

DeSantis Looks To Canada To Lower Drug Costs

Feb 21, 2019

Pointing to the high costs of health care, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced plans to create a program that would allow Floridians to have access to FDA-approved drugs from Canada. 

Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump has announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay much more than people in other countries for the same medications.

If you're like a lot of Floridians and get your health insurance through an employer, some of your health care decisions may be made for you before you ever set foot in a doctor's office, hospital or lab.
 

About 42 percent of Floridians have health insurance through an employer-sponsored plan. That means somebody has made big choices on your behalf. Choosing an employer-based health insurance plan decides the network -- essentially the list of doctors and facilities available to you at negotiated rates.

Two Florida lawmakers want health insurance companies to stick by their contracts when it comes to prescription medications.