The Florida Blue Center for Health Policy
Our health care system is in the midst of an historic national reform effort.
Florida Blue is engaged in public policy advocacy on issues that impact our business at the local, state and federal levels. We believe that active engagement in the legislative process is an important part of responsible corporate citizenship and promotes the development of effective policy strategies that support our mission of helping Floridians achieve better health.
Examples of Advocacy Efforts
Here are examples of materials we have developed related to our advocacy efforts.
- This policy brief outlines our position on the need for prior authorization to ensure patient safety and prevent adverse reactions
- The 2019 Marketplace rules will allow states to modify their Essential Health Benefits (EHB) definition as of 2020 – but the process to do so will be very challenging
- Here is a summary of recent single-payer and public option proposals that have been introduced by Democratic representatives
External Websites for More Information
Our team has found the following external sites useful in monitoring the external political and public policy environment for additional information and insight on health policy topics:
A nonprofit news service committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. All original content is available to the public free of charge, such as subscriptions for their daily health newsletters via email and the “What the Health” weekly podcast.
A nonprofit foundation focused on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. Develops independent, nonpartisan analysis for policymakers, the media, the health policy community and the public – and all information is always provided free of charge.
A blog from the leading journal of health policy thought and research. The Blog features posts from noted health policy experts and commentators from a wide variety of perspectives, as well as Health Affairs contributors and staff.
A private foundation that promotes a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency. The Fund supports independent research on health care issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy.
A nonpartisan research and policy institute providing analysis on various topics. Their work on health reform supports efforts to ensure that programs provide and maintain affordable coverage to meet the needs of low-income children and families, seniors, and people with disabilities.FB CPP 001 NF 062018