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Insurers prepare for Irma aftermath

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Insurance companies are prepared to meet Floridians’ needs after Hurricane Irma, state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier said Thursday.

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With little fanfare, Marco Rubio single-handedly sabotages Affordable Care Act

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Quietly, with little fanfare, Marco Rubio has single-handedly shaken the foundation of the Affordable Care Act, putting President Barack Obama’s signature health care law into question. First reported by Robert Pear of The New York Times, the Florida senator and presidential candidate last year slipped in a little-noticed provision into a massive spending bill, which became the first substantive move toward dismantling Obamacare. The measure, attacking the “risk corridor provision” of the ACA, may have garnered little attention for Rubio,…

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Details on Rick Scott’s hospital commission start to emerge

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As the dysfunctional 2015 legislative session continued on Wednesday with the Florida Senate threatening to sue the House for its abrupt sine die, Gov. Rick Scott floated to the media details about the hospital and healthcare commission he plans on convening. Scott released a draft outline of the commission that shows he plans on examining hospitals and insurance companies and will examine the salaries and benefits of executive staff, management, lobbyists and legal counsel. Specific to financial data, Scott’s commission…

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Florida Cabinet reinforces Rep. Janet Long’s legislation to rein in public adjusters

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After nearly five years, claims that continue to be filed against insurance companies as a result of Hurricane Wilma are being considered by the state’s top political leaders. State Rep. Janet Long (D-St. Petersburg) said “recognition of the problem by the Governor, Chief Financial Officer and Attorney General adds further importance and urgency” to a bill she filed this week that would limit the time that claims can be filed. Current law allows five years. Rep. Long’s bill (HB 1181)…

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Florida Cabinet reinforces Rep. Janet Long’s legislation to reign in public adjusters

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After nearly five years, claims that continue to be filed against insurance companies as a result of Hurricane Wilma are being considered by the state’s top political leaders. State Representative Janet Long (D-St. Petersburg) said “recognition of the problem by the Governor, Chief Financial Officer and Attorney General adds further importance and urgency” to a bill she filed this week that would limit the time that claims can be filed. Current law allows five years. Representative Long’s bill (HB 1181)…

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Ground Zero: Seven years later

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…and this is all that’s been done? WTF, WTC? Pataki, the Port Authority (so-called), the Feds, Bloomberg, the insurance companies and developers…you should all be ashamed of yourselves. With 500K and some boxcutters, you really have let Osama win.

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