Lawmakers seek to draw medical tourists to Florida

Lawmakers seek to draw medical tourists to Florida

Florida lawmakers have a new vision for the tourism industry.

It’s not just Mickey Mouse and the beaches. Their goal is to make Florida an international destination for people seeking top-notch medical care.

Proposals in the Florida House and Senate seek to pump $5 million into efforts to promote the state’s healthcare industry to potential patients worldwide.

That is welcome news to healthcare providers like Broward Health, a public health system that already sees thousands of so-called medical tourists each year.

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