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PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking $1 billion in PIP fraud



 You couldn't miss the claim if you've listened at all to the debate over PIP insurance. 

Just about every time Gov. Rick Scott mentioned his goal to reform Florida’s no-fault insurance law this legislative session he says that PIP fraud accounts for $1 billion.

We couldn't resist checking out that big round number. What we found is that Scott has industry data on his side when he uses the number $1 billion. But it’s not clear that all of that amount is caused by fraud. See our fact-check here

[Last modified: Friday, March 9, 2012 6:28pm]


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