2017 Legislative Scorecard Overview

Florida Health Care Association's Legislative Scorecard reports on the Association's 2017 priorities, which includes issues related to implementing a Prospective Payment System for nursing center Medicaid reimbursement, preserving Certificate of Need, Medicaid Managed Care, and the Agency for Health Care Administration regulatory bill. A thumbs up or thumbs down indicates a legislative vote, positive or negative, on an FHCA priority. More than one thumbs up/thumbs down would indicate multiple votes on an issue (in committee, on the House/Senate floor or in the budget conference process, for example). Comments reference a legislator's sponsorship/co-sponsorship of pro-long term care legislation, their voting record and overall support or non-support related to issues or bill(s) that impact the profession. If no action on an issue/bill was taken, the record is left blank.

Legislation Reference Key

  • SB 406 - Medical Marijuana
  • SB 682 - Medicaid Managed Care (exempting long-stay residents and fixing provider payment issues)
  • SB 916 - Medicaid Managed Care (negotiated rates)
  • SB 1712 - Employees Working in Health Care Settings
  • SB 1760 - Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Regulatory Bill
  • SB 2514 - Prospective Payment System
  • HB 1059 - Managed Care (fixing provider payment issues)
  • HB 1195 - Agency for Health Care Administration Regulatory Bill
  • HB 1209 - Employees Working in Health Care Settings
  • HB 1397 - Medical Marijuana
  • HB 7109 - Tax Package (Assisted Living Facility property tax exemption)
  • SB 676 – Certificate of Need Deregulation
  • HB 7 – Certificate of Need Deregulation
  • HB 7117 - Medicaid Managed Care (negotiated rates)

2017 Senate Scorecard

Artiles, Frank:  R-Miami

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

Comments:

Resigned his seat

Baxley, Dennis:  R-Lady Lake

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Advocated in committee for FHCA supported managed care bill, SB 682

Bean, Aaron:  R-Jacksonville

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Filed PPS legislation opposed by FHCA but never moved bill after meeting with FHCA.

Benacquisto, Lizbeth:  R-Fort Myers

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Helped pass FHCA supported managed care bill in the Senate

Book, Lauren:  D-Plantation

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Advocated in committee for FHCA supported managed care bill, SB 682

Bracy, Randolph:  D-Ocoee

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

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Bradley, Rob:  R-Orange Park

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

At FHCA's request, removed all reference to nursing centers and assisted living facilities from medical marijuana bill (SB 406); Filed harmful CON deregulation legislation (SB 676) but never moved the bill and was willing to remove nursing centers from the bill

Brandes, Jeff:  R-St. Petersburg

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
    N/A
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Braynon, Oscar:  D-Miami Gardens

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Filed but withdrew PPS amendment opposed by FHCA; Set up meeting with Democratic Caucus to build support for PPS

Broxson, Doug:  R-Pensacola

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Campbell, Daphne:  D-North Miami Beach

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Co-Sponsored FHCA supported AHCA Regulatory Bill

Clemens, Jeff:  D-Lake Worth

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Assisted FHCA with Democratic Caucus on PPS

Farmer, Gary:  D-Fort Lauderdale

  • SB 2514
    N/A
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

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Flores, Anitere:  R-Miami

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Chaired two workshops and passed Medicare Managed Care bill; Included FHCA priority bills on committee agenda; Sponsored FHCA supported PPS in Senate Budget; Fully funded the Resident Personal Needs Allowance; Fully funded nursing center reimbursement

Gainer, George:  R-Panama City

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

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Galvano, Bill:  R-Bradenton

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

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Comments:

Assisted FHCA on CON issue

Garcia, René:  R-Hialeah

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

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Comments:

Assisted FHCA on CON and PPS issues

Gibson, Audrey:  D-Jacksonville

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Assisted FHCA on CON issue

Grimsley, Denise:  R-Lake Placid

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Sponsored FHCA supported AHCA regulatory bill; Sponsored FHCA supported amendment to add long term care resident exemption from the managed care program and remove Medicare managed care negotiated rates from HB 7117

Hukill, Dorothy:  R-Port Orange

  • SB 2514
    N/A N/A N/A
  • SB 682
    N/A
  • HB 7117
    N/A N/A
  • SB 1760
    N/A

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Comments:

Did not attend session due to illness

Hutson, Travis:  R-Palm Coast

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
    N/A
  • SB 1760

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Latvala, Jack:  R-Clearwater

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

As chair of the Appropriations Committee, kept the resident personal needs allowance intact, fully funded nursing center reimbursement and supported PPS in the Senate Budget

Lee, Tom:  R-Brandon

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

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Comments:

Filed CCRC legislation opposed by FHCA but did not move the bill

Mayfield, Debbie:  R-Melbourne

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

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Montford, Bill:  D-Tallahassee

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Initially opposed PPS but then supported it after meeting with FHCA

Negron, Joe:  R-Palm City

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

As Senate President, strongly advocated managed care exemption and PPS. Was vocal with his support of full funding nursing centers and opposing the House reduction to the personal needs allowance

Passidomo, Kathleen:  R-Naples

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Advocated in committee for FHCA supported managed care bill, SB 682

Perry, Keith:  R-Gainesville

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

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Powell, Bobby:  D-West Palm Beach

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760
    N/A

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Comments:

Voted for FHCA supported PPS and Managed Care bills despite being lobbied intensely against them

Rader, Kevin:  D-Boca Raton

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760
    N/A

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Comments:

Voted for FHCA supported PPS and Managed Care bills despite being lobbied intensely against them

Rodriguez, Jose Javier:  D-Miami

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

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Rouson, Darryl:  D-St. Petersburg

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Voted for FHCA supported PPS bill despite being lobbied intensely against it

Simmons, David:  R-Longwood

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

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Simpson, Wilton:  R-Spring Hill

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Assisted with FHCA PPS bill

Stargel, Kelli:  R-Lakeland

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Sponsored FHCA priority bill related to managed care which would have exempted long stay residents from the managed care program; Sponsored FHCA supported amendment to exempt assisted living facilities from property taxes

Steube, Greg:  R-Sarasota

  • SB 2514
    N/A
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Sponsored FHCA supported amendment to remove Recovery Care Centers from SB 222

Stewart, Linda:  D-Orlando

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

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Thurston, Perry:  D-Fort Lauderdale

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

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Torres, Victor:  D-Kissimmee

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Voted for FHCA supported PPS bill despite being lobbied intensely against it

Young, Dana:  R-Tampa

  • SB 2514
  • SB 682
  • HB 7117
  • SB 1760

» See Legislator's Profile

Comments:

Included FHCA priority bills on committee agenda; Spoke in committee in opposition to exempting long stay residents from the long term care managed care program; Assisted FHCA with PPS bill