|By Charles Elmore, The Palm Beach Post, Fla.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
"I'd look at it at the time," Scott said of any bill sent his way. "Right now, I'd rather fix PIP."
Though it's not clear there's enough time left in the spring session to make the change, the chairman of the
A big reason he cites: The full implementation of the Affordable Care Act on
"I think the consensus is this is something whose time has come,"said committee Chairman
House leaders have taken a cautious approach, with a spokesman saying last week that Speaker
A spokeswoman for
One group representing car insurers, the
"PCI believes that the recent issuance of a temporary injunction against these PIP reforms has knee-capped the law's full potential," said
At Scott's urging, legislators last year voted to reduce non-emergency benefits to
On another insurance topic, Scott criticized state-run
"They've given outlandish raises; they have issues on their expense reports, reimbursement for alcohol; they got rid of their office of corporate integrity; they should have an inspector general that I've asked for," Scott said.
Scott said he has heard from customers in
"With regard to the inspections, what I've asked is for them to review to make sure all those inspections are proper," Scott said. "When you travel around the state, people talk about how much their insurance rates have gone up. Look, whatever they're doing at Citizens, do it properly."
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