The 2018 Florida Legislative Session is a wrap. This session had numerous bills, as usual, but I believe that this Florida Legislative session was a true mirror of the ills of our Country and the state of crisis, that we, as a nation are in. Some of the “hot ticket” items were: education, gun safety, health care, and increase access of voter registration to name a few. As a TBHC team, we have kept a close eye on legislative issues and one thing rang very clear to us . . . many of the bills bought to the floor via discussion, highlight and the passage of laws, upon close inspection and a “woke” mind, invariably leads to the conclusion that health care is impacted, either directly or indirectly, by pretty much everything that is occurring on the legislative stage. That’s a huge reality and one that we must all continually begin to wrap our brains around.
The result of wrapping our brains around the way the legislative issues of our state and our nation are “deep amid trying to tackle”, will lead to an understanding and acceptance of some deep rooted social justice issues and the reality that these issues must be openly talked about, without judgment and/or fear. As TBHC celebrates our 15th Anniversary this year, you will notice that we are taking our responsibility to be responsive to our members and address relevant current health care related issues in the Tampa Bay area very seriously. Some of the discussions will not be easy, but they are clearly necessary. Please plan to join us for upcoming events designed to educate on (1) the outcomes of the legislative session and (2) the implications of the legislative process and the health of us as individuals and as a collective group of citizens. See details about the TBHC Legislative Wrap-Up on April 24th and our Annual Membership & Quarterly Meeting on May 10th.
Peace and Love,