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Rick Scott: Failure on PIP means special session is nigh

In an unsurprising admission, Gov. Rick Scott said he will have "no choice" but to call for a special session if lawmakers fail to pass reforms to Florida's no-fault auto insurance law.

His comments came as he pressed the issue on conservative radio blitz across Florida on Friday. 

PIP remained untouched by the House as of 4:45 p.m.,though a lengthy late amendment appeared to bridge deep divides between the House and Senate approaches.

Scott was optimistic passage would happen before sine die.

"But if it doesn't I won't have a choice but to call a special session," Scott said on WGUF-FM's "Dave Elliott Show," "because I care about the citizens of this state. It's an unbelievable tax on those citizens. We've got to come up with a way to stop this fraud."

In another interview on 970-WFLA Tampa Bay, he said, "I know this is a big problem for the citizens of our state, and if I have to call a special session then that is what I am going to do.”

-- Katie Sanders and Tia Mitchell

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ap

Yeah he cares! Scott is the biggest medical fraud in the history of the US. THe house Bill doesnt protect consumers! In reality it would be a nightmare for the consumers. Scott is looking out for his hospital friends and his own urgent care centers, not the poeple!

Jonathan

Scott is the biggest medical fraud in the history of the US. THe house Bill doesnt protect consumers! In reality it would be a nightmare for the consumers. Scott is looking out for his hospital friends and his own urgent care centers, not the people!

Totally Agree!

Bob

I think Scott has a point on this one. PIP fraud is a BIG problem. The legislature should get their act together and send a bill to the Governor that will significantly scale back the fraud while protecting consumers.

John

Most of the fraud is committed by the hospitals not the chiropractic clinics. This law didn't change or reform anything. The only thing it did is switch the money and profits from chiropractors to medical doctors. Now you will see a huge profit increase for Gov. Scotts friends not to mention the pharmacy companies.
Now watch in the next few years how prescription drug abuse will sky rocket more than ever.

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