Capitol to Courthouse Florida Insurance Report: Thursday, October 29, 2015
Oct 29, 2015
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related Events
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Daily Florida Insurance-Related News
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said yesterday that the time might be right to end Florida’s “no-fault” auto insurance system, but lawmakers aren’t expected to focus on such a change during the 2016 Legislative Session. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Turner reports via SayfieReview.com.
ore than a decade after Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment expanding access to records in medical-malpractice cases, an appeals court Wednesday sided with a Jacksonville hospital system in a battle about whether federal law shields some documents from disclosure. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Jim Saunders reports via SayfieReview.com.
The number of uninsured children in the U.S. has dropped to a “historic low” under the federal Affordable Care Act — but Florida, while showing improvement, still has one of the highest nationwide rates of children without coverage. THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA’s Margie Menzel reports.
Many of the 1.6 million Floridians who enrolled in the federal exchange to purchase health insurance in 2015 shopped around, compared prices, and switched insurance carriers, federal health care officials said on Wednesday. Christine Sexton reports for PoliticoFlorida.com.
The Florida Senate on Wednesday passed its redrawn district map by a close vote of 22-18, with all 14 Democrats and four Republicans opposed. SaintPetersBlog.com’s James Rosica reports.
For the first time in recent memory, a sitting Florida senator invoked the Senate Rules during a floor session to call out a colleague specifically for “impugning his integrity,” SaintPetersBlog.com’s James Rosica reports.
This week, both Jim Waldman and Gary Farmer breathed a sigh of relief as perhaps one of the most formidable challengers for the state Senate seat they covet made it clear she is staying put, SaintPetersBlog.com’s Peter Schorsch reports.
Tech giant Google has honed in on Tampa as one of nine U.S. cities where it wants to launch its near-light speed Google Fiber TV and Internet service, a move that could spur other providers to lower prices and increase their Internet speeds. Christopher O’Donnell reports for the Tampa Tribune.
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