DeSantis Signs Major New Package of Healthcare Bills

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[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America - Ron DeSantis, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=139870337]

State leaders in Florida are now reportedly taking steps to bolster the healthcare industry in response to our state’s rapid growth.

Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed five healthcare bills on Thursday, March 21, each with a hefty price tag of over a billion dollars.

They are involved in the ‘Live Healthy’ initiative led by Senate President Kathleen Passidomo.

According to Passidomo, our population is projected to increase by 800 individuals daily in the coming five years.

In an effort to retain healthcare students after they graduate, a recent legislation has been enacted with the goal of increasing the number of residencies available.

Additionally, they are seeking to expand tuition reimbursement programs for healthcare professionals.

According to DeSantis, these new laws will allocate funds specifically for healthcare innovation loans.

According to Desantis, the recently signed bills are furthering the progress made in advancing our healthcare system.

“We’ve recognized the need to have a really good healthcare workforce, we started by expanding a lot of nursing training in the state of Florida so you have way more resources than you did four or five years ago,” DeSantis said.

Certain bills that have been recently signed are now in effect, while other provisions will only come into effect on July 1.

[READ MORE: DeSantis Receives Over 41 Thousand in Florida Primary in Spite of Dropping Out of Race]

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