April 29, 2016 | By Mike Maharrey
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 29, 2016) – On Wednesday, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom in the Volunteer State.
Sen. Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) introduced Senate Bill 2443 (SB2443) on Jan. 21. Known as the “Health Care Empowerment Act,” the legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors and patients from the onerous requirements and regulations under the state insurance code.