Florida needs new approach on insurance
In late 2013, Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida Legislature got upset about rising homeowner insurance rates and urged action to protect consumers.
Note that the state’s political leaders didn’t rise up against the cost of hurricane insurance, over which they have a fair amount of control. They were angry at Congress for passing legislation that threatened to raise flood insurance premiums as much as 300 percent in some parts of Florida, notably in the Tampa Bay area.