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Voters unimpressed with insurance reform?



Last week Cindy DeRocher joined hundreds of Floridians who flooded the Capitol during the special legislative session on property insurance. She waved her signs and shouted for lower rates. "That many people showing up was a loud statement about how bad the crisis was," she said. "I was feeling pretty optimistic."

The feeling has faded. A day after the Legislature passed the bill, DeRocher said Tuesday that while there are positive aspects of the deal, the savings fall short of expectations and much remains to be done. The cautious reaction, echoed by numerous consumer advocates and ordinary Floridians interviewed Tuesday, contrasts with the euphoric backslapping among lawmakers after finalizing the bill Monday night.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:27pm]


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