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 Raises Possibility of Eliminating No-Fault Altogether

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


Court backs hospital on shielding medical documents

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


Florida still has high rate of uninsured kids

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.


Floridians shopped around on insurance exchange, feds say

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


Florida Senate passes new district map, sends to House

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.’s James Rosica reports.


Don Gaetz strikes back against Jack Latvala

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,”’s James Rosica reports.


No Florida Senate run for Kristin Jacobs

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,’s Peter Schorsch reports.


Google might bring its high-speed Google Fiber Internet access to Tampa and Jacksonville

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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