Policy Holders of Florida has released a report card detailing how unfriendly many legislators were to consumers during the 2012 Legislative Session. It’s a very instructive guide to which Democrats have stood strong with consumers and singles out a few very good Republicans like Mike Fasano and Rene Garcia for the work they have done on consumer issues. Additionally, a number of Democrats fared poorly on the scorecard as did the majority of Republicans in both chambers.
“Consumers don’t find out who their friends are during campaigns, they find out during legislative session,” said Sean Shaw, founder of Policyholders of Florida. “We track important insurance votes throughout the year so Floridians can see whether or not their lawmakers went to Tallahassee to fight for them or not – clearly many lawmakers are failing. We need lawmakers to focus on stabilizing the market for consumers and encouraging the responsible expansion of the private market in Florida.”