Numerous studies have shown that patients often avoid or delay seeking medical care for fear of out-of-pocket costs they cannot afford. This practice frequently leads to even greater costs down the road, as untreated and preventable conditions become more complicated.
Under a single payer system, patients would see improved health because they would not have any financial barriers to obtaining appropriate care, including preventive services.
Another feature of a single payer system is freedom of choice. Patients could choose their own doctor, and their coverage would be portable, so that if they changed jobs, moved to a different location, or had a change in marital status, the availability of health care would remain constant.
By signing this petition, we ask Floridians for Health Security to re-invigorate the citizen's initiative to enact a Florida Constitutional Amendment stating, "The Legislature shall prescribe and thereafter enact single payer health care, which in clear and concise language shall set forth the right of all persons to comprehensive health care services from a health care provider of that person's choice."