Solving the state's insurance crisis
Special Session starts -- Videos
January 17, 2007
loads of protesters from both
Kowalczyk, PascoCounty Homeowner:
all angry homeowners, but we're going to go up there peacefully and respectfully
and let them know we want immediate rate relief.”
say they want sinkhole coverage made optional and a bill passed requiring
insurance companies to offer homeowners coverage if they decide to officer other
types of insurance in the state.
the state's insurance crisis
bus full of worried Bay aArea residents made the trek to
lawmakers tackled the state's insurance storm.
guys ready to work on insurance, right?” asked House Speaker Marco Rubio as
State House and Senate members convened in their designated chambers. There,
they reviewed the proposed bills they hope will ultimately lower insurance
a tremendous amount of agreement on the legislation already,” said Rubio.
State Senators and House Representatives must meet with their committees in
conference rooms, and decide which bills need to be changed.
think the biggest challenge we have right now is looking at the different
versions where the Senate versions has the state taking over all loses over a
certain level, we (House Representatives) do not have that version in our
language right now,” said Representative Ron Reagan.
of the biggest issues legislators will be discussing include:
having the federal government step forward with their risk-sharing programs to
help us with those biblical proportion storms is unexplainable to me,” said
Senator JD Alexander.
lawmakers discuss options to change course in the state's insurance crisis, many
of them seem to remain optimistic about reaching an agreement… and ultimately
lowering rates for your home.
biggest challenge we're gonna have is to craft a solution that we can get
consensus on,” said Representative Don Brown.
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