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1389Epilepsy Association, Fla. Legislators & Other Health Care Groups to Announce Legislation to Protect Floridians from Dangerous Insurance Coverage Changes

Press Event Announcing New Bill to Take Place Wednesday, January 20 at 12:30 in Florida Capitol Building


TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – January 14, 2015 – The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida and other members of the Florida Patient Stability Coalition invite members of the media to attend a special press event Wednesday, January 20, at the Florida Capitol Building. During the event, state legislators and health care advocates will unveil new legislation to protect the health of Floridians living with chronic, complex or rare medical conditions from mid-year health insurance changes that could put them at risk.

The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Florida State Capitol, Room 333 (House of Representative Press Room) and will feature the following speakers:

  • Rep. Debbie Mayfield (R-Vero Beach)
  • Sen. Alan Hays (R- Umatilla)
  • Charles Carmen – Executive Director, Epilepsy Association of Central Florida
  • Dr. Jason Goldman – Governor-Elect, American College of Physicians, Florida Chapter


WHO:       Epilepsy Association of Central Florida

WHAT:     Press Conference to Announce Patient Protection Bill

WHEN:    January 20th at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Florida State Capitol, Room 333 (400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, Fla.)


About the Florida Patient Stability Coalition

The Florida Patient Stability Coalition is a group of patient and provider groups dedicated to enacting legislation to help Floridians with chronic, complex or rare conditions continue to access the medical treatments that keep them healthy. Members of the coalition include The AIDS Institute, AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families, The Arc of Florida, Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, Florida Academy of Family Physicians, Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Florida Chapter American College of Cardiology, Florida Chapter, American College of Physicians, Florida Gastroenterological Society, Florida Legal Services, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Florida Society of Rheumatology, H.E.A.L.S. of the South, Lupus Foundation of Florida, NAMI Florida, Suncoast Epilepsy Association, and U.S. Pain Foundation.


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