Resolution 8-S16. Seeking Willing Provider Legislation to Improve Access to Care

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(Sponsor: Florida Chapter)

WHEREAS, many insurance companies have an artificially closed network to limit the number of providers; and

WHEREAS, many providers are willing to see insured patients; and

WHEREAS, access to care is limited by availability of providers; and

WHEREAS, insurance companies may limit provider contracting based on undisclosed business models; and

WHEREAS, many insures will not offer contracts to physicians despite willingness to join; therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents seeks any willing provider legislation that will allow any provider who wishes to contract with an insurer be allowed to do so.