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Patients Need the Right Medicine at the Right Time

Healthcare professionals have the expertise to know what is best for patients and must have access to a full range of therapeutic options to use as they see fit for their patients. They should not have to jump through burdensome bureaucratic hoops to secure the most appropriate therapy. Ultimately, healthcare professionals, not bureaucrats, should make the determination of the best course of treatment and medications for a patient. We need to ensure Florida’s patients are receiving the right medicine at the right time.


Charlean Lanier of NAMI Florida Discusses Her Difficulty With Prior Authorization Processes

Hear our Voices

On behalf of Florida’s most vulnerable citizens, we are seeking legislative action to address concerns in the areas of:

  • streamlining step therapy and fail first protocols;
  • simplified prior authorization;
  • protection against discriminatory plan designs;
  • providing continuity of care for stable patients;
  • and, offering an appeals process for medical exceptions.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Patient Access for Florida campaign:


Patient Access for Florida unites organizations committed to public policy to strengthen patient protections and appeals processes, specifically in the areas of streamlining step therapy and fail first protocols, simplified prior authorization, protection against discriminatory plan designs, providing continuity of care for stable patients, and offering an appeals process for medical exceptions. The coalition unites all types of stakeholders—patient, healthcare professionals, and business organizations—to ensure a unified strategy to address these issues.


Sun Sentinel: Prior-authorization practices could be more patient friendly

Unfortunately, the generic oral medications recommended by my insurer triggered an allergic reaction and my insurer refused to pay for my only remaining option.


Florida Today: How insurance companies fail epilepsy patients

Epilepsy patients face many challenges, but one of the biggest barriers to quality of life comes from the very entity that should be helping rather than hindering their health.


The Star: Health insurers’ cost cutting hit rural patients hardest

When getting to the doctor or picking up a prescription is not as simple as running to the corner, dealing with a treatment delay or denial caused by your insurance company can be a major nuisance.