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Ross: Insurance law is for commies

Rep. Dennis Ross, the Lakeland Republican who was one of just two nay votes opposing the January windstorm insurance fix, has been a busy writer these days.

First, he penned an editorial for the James Madison Institute on the need for scrapping the January insurance fix. Download Ross1.rtf

Then, he just sent out a letter rapping insurance commissioner Kevin McCarty for focusing on "rate reduction solely for the sake of rate reduction and not for the purpose of fostering a competitive market which will ultimately result in the return of private industry.  There has been no effort made by OIR or the Legislature to instill a private market that will compete for consumers’ business."

He continues: "I urge you to consider changing your course and begin anew."

Download ross.doc

Ross has some ties to the re-insurance industry, having taken an industry-paid Bermuda dinner cruise in June 2006. Story here.