Gov. Rick Scott said Monday he would prefer to mend instead of end the state’s no-fault auto insurance system, but the state Senate is scheduled to resume a workshop today to scrap what some lawmakers see as a 1970s-era dinosaur that effectively forces Florida drivers to pay twice for medical insurance — at more than $2 billion a year.
Scott told The Palm Beach Post’s Editorial Board he would not prejudge any bills lawmakers may send him, but he’d like to give the Personal Injury Protection system a chance to work better. A court injunction has tied up the state’s latest attempted overhaul, which was supported by groups including hospitals that are paid at 200 percent of the Medicare rate under the plan.
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