Thursday, January 12, 2012

Injured in a car wreck? In Florida, if the Republicans have their way, you will HAVE to go to the ER and not your family doctor. And, if you don't go within 72 hours, your personal injury protection insurance (no fault) claim will be denied.

At first blush, this looks like just another stupid idea by politicos who obviously need to get a life. But consider. How many of us would just not go to an understaffed, overcrowded ER, regardless of how we felt? Or, how many of us would wait a few days to see if we had any real accident-related injuries before seeking medical treatment. Perhaps, those Repubs are just trying to winnow down the number of claimants who could legitimately make a claim. Devious, and heartless. And certainly not in the best interest of the constituents the claim to represent.


1 comment:

mikee said...

You might have mentioned a few pertinent facts in your post - the rate of false claims from post-accident fraudulent "medical" exams, the cost of those claims to the insurers and the citizens of Florida, and how the present bill might have an effect on those costs.

But then, why bother when you can ignore the reason and be unreasonable?