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Bogdanoff: Senate to blame for end of PIP

In an e-mail to House members that she just sent out, Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff blames the Senate for no-fault insurance not being included in the official call for next week's special session. Bogdanoff said even though she and Sen. Bill Posey reached an agreement on keeping alive Personal Injury Protection beyond Oct. 1 that Senate leaders refused to consider the bill. She also said she hopes that Gov. Charlie Crist will add PIP to the call and she said that the House still intends to workshop its bill next week.

Bogdanoff in her e-mail states: "Maintaining a no-fault system is imperative to reduce the number of lawsuits that will occur due to accidents. As many of you know, I do not give up easily and will work with you until the end of the special session to see this issue through. However, strong forces are working against PIP, and as it stands today, PIP will sunset, and due to the Senate's hardline position, there is little hope for re-enactment."

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JAMES

GOOD FOR ELLYN- PRUITT HOW MUCH DID STATEFARM PROMISE YOU? POSEY NEGOTIATED IN GOOD FAITH & SAYING HE HAD YOUR BLESSINGS. PRUITT YOU ARE A CROOK. SAVE PIP- POSEYS BILL IS FAIR

Larry

The insurance companies want PIP to go away so they can make even more profits by not paying claims. Don't let the insurance companies bully us by raising rates and not paying claims. Cris, be a man and save PIP.

Kevin

What the f happened? This was a done deal. Crist, please add PIP to the call next week. We desperately need PIP in this State.

Contemplating

How much money did it cost State Farm to buy Pruitt?

Governor Crist - step up to the plate and add PIP to the special session.

PIP is an essential coverage all Floridians need to protect them in the event of an automobile accident. Failure to add PIP to the Special Session will only confirm that the interests of Big Insurance Companies like State Farm rule the Florida Legislature. A concensus - acceptable to all involved was reached, now a single sell out threatens the welfare and well being of every Floridian.

SHAME ON PRUITT - SHAME ON STATE FARM - and shame on those who have the authority to do what is right but are too afraid of the all powerful State Farm to take action - to do what is right.

We thought we elected responsible representatives who would act in the best interest of all Floridians - not sell out to State Farm or cower in its shadows.

Fitzie

looks like pruitt, alexander and aronberg are all corrupt puppets of trial lawyers and state farm.

Gina

It is shocking that there is so little moral fiber in our Legislators that they would allow PIP to die and leave the Florida public at the mercy of uninsured drivers, just so they can be paid off by BIG insurance. Shame on you! If you care about the consumer, the people who live in this State, and who pay the taxes and who vote to elect you to public office, then you will make sure that we keep PIP. Regardless of which party you belong to, whether Republican or Democrat, you will stop playing politics and protect the consumer. PIP is consumer friendly. It makes sure that anybody, whether at fault or not, can get at least some medical care if involved in an accident. No other insurance coverage takes the place of PIP. The only people benefiting by letting PIP die are the insurance companies and the trial lawyers. Wake up people! Look at who is being protected and whose interest is being fostered. What about the people? What about the consumer? Don't we count!?! KEEP PIP.

Fitzie

WE NEED THE GOVERNER JELLYFISH TO STEP UP AND PIP TO THE SPECIAL SESSION.

Are you all crazy? Bogdanoff's bill was a gift to insurance companies. Have any of you read it? It is basically the same exact bill she filed in regular session, that was such a gift to the insurance companies that even that yes man Rivera wouldn't put it on the calendar. Get with it, Ellyn's bill is payback to the insurance industry for the bath they took on windstorm. Just because you R house hacks want to play with smoke and mirrors doesnt mean the Republican Party is not comfortably in pocket of this industry. WAKE UP.

Zach

Unreal! "State (of Florida) Farm" gets what it wants 9as usual). This conduct discourages citizens from engaging in politics; At the end of the day, those with the most money win. Why vote for an official to represent a community, when the deep pockets control the officials?
Lower insurance rates? Fewer lawsuits? Give me a break. Watch your BI, Med-pay and UM premiums rise.

David

Senator Pruitt: Don't do it. Don't leave Senator Posey out to dry afther he busted his butt on your behalf to negotiate a PIP deal with the House for all of these months. Don't leave Florida citizens out to dry after Posey and Rep. Bogdanoff built a huge consensus for this PIP bill. Add PIP to the special session. Governor Crist: If Pruitt won't do his job, do it for him and add PIP to the session.

Fitzie

PRUITT IS BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY BIG INSURANCE AND GREEDY TRIAL LAWYERS.

ITS A DISGRACE.

James Murray

the rich CEOs of State Farm win again--

all the people do is get fugged with Republicans in the house, senate and governer--

Yenli

Sneator Pruitt is in the pockets of State Farm and the tRial lawyers --

Marc

It is a sad day when insurance companies like State Farm a/k/a Snake Farm control our lives with higher premiums, higher deductibles, cancellations and less coverages. It is a shame that our public official would dance their tone. Remember Katrina and their billins not being a good neighbor.

Wow! What a switch-a-roo! The People of the State of Florida have been put out to pasture by BIG INSURANCE!

Greg Morgan

whAt a scam between rubio and pruitt. They planned this at the request of state farm and the trial lawyers.

So No To Insurance Thugs

The is all a ruse from Bogdanoff
she is owend by the insruance industry

Tim

This is a classic case of good guy, bad guy
first senat good guy, then house bad guy, now house good guy, senate bad guy--
the only guy that fix this mess is GOVERNER CHARLIE JELLYFISH

STEP UP SOON !!!

David

Ending no-fault is a surrepticious act by the large insurance companies to grab a market share that is held by smaller companies, it is all about greed so State Farm can make more profits. PIP has worked to provide fast paymentm of minimal health, rehabilitation and death benefits for injuries related to car accidents. Without no-fault, the taxpayers will be forced to pick up the tab for uninsured people that go to the hospital for therapy that could be covered under PIP. Next, more lawsuits will be filed because every accidednt where the fault is not clear will be decided in the Courts; once again the tax payers will be forced to add more money to the courts. Mark my words - a lawsuit will be filed for every accident. Keep PIP in its present form and add more money for fraud investigators.

Frank Lanzisera

Here's the deal folks. Over the summer it was Bogdanoff and RuRuRubio who wanted to kill PIP. Now its Pretty boy Pruit. The lesson is that most politicians are skanks just like the legal profession they come from. End of story.

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