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Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics



Winner of the week: Uninsured Floridians. Gov. Rick Scott is backpedaling on his fierce opposition to participating in the Affordable Care Act, and legislative leaders are taking a measured approach on expanding access to health coverage. Meanwhile, independent studies suggest ObamaCare will wind up saving Florida taxpayers money over the long haul.

Loser of the week: Citizens Property Insurance. As if Floridians didn't have enough reason to distrust the state's largest property insurer, now we're treated to revelations of drunken escapades of table top dancing in bars, lavish travel expenses, outsized severance checks for ousted employees, and fired internal auditors who were poised to expose the problems.

[Last modified: Sunday, November 25, 2012 8:50pm]


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