It is an outrage that the Florida Legislature failed to expand health insurance to the working poor, and it is an outrage that the Legislature failed to prevent insurance companies from abandoning customers who have the nerve to file a claim.
As The Post’s Charles Elmore has reported, the largest state-based property insurer, Universal, has invented ways to cancel policies years after customers have been paying. His most recent example was a Gainesville couple who suffered $90,000 in fire damage. When they tried to collect, Universal claimed that the husband had co-signed a delinquent credit account with his father but failed to disclose it on the policy application two years earlier.
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