Donald Trump says Florida has ‘worst insurance scam’ in U.S.
Donald Trump gives Ron DeSantis the cold shoulder.

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The former President dragged DeSantis' 'bailout' of 'globalist' insurance companies.

The attacks from Donald Trump continue on Ron DeSantis, and now they are more about policy than personality.

On Truth Social, the former President flogged the Florida Governor over what he labels “the worst insurance scam in the entire country.”

“In addition to wanting to cut Social Security (and raise the minimum age to at least 70) & MediCare, RINO Ron DeSanctimonious is delivering the biggest insurance company BAILOUT to Globalist Insurance Companies, IN HISTORY,” Trump asserted.

“He’s also crushed Florida homeowners whose houses were destroyed in the Hurricane — They’re getting pennies on the dollar. His Insurance Commissioner does NOTHING, while Florida’s lives are ruined. This is the worst Insurance Scam in the entire Country!”

It’s unclear which Insurance Commissioner Trump was condemning in his post.

David Altmaier stepped down in December after holding the position for six years, and he has since landed at  The Southern Group. He will helm an insurance advisory practice for clients in Florida and beyond for the lobbying giant.

Previous Interim Insurance Commissioner Michael Yaworsky was selected as a permanent replacement this week. DeSantis and members of the Cabinet — acting as the Financial Services Commission — unanimously elected Yaworsky to head the Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR).

The insurance “BAILOUT” bashed by Trump refers presumably to two recent Special Session bills. SB 2A, passed in December, provided $1 billion from the state’s general revenue fund to bolster the reinsurance market, in an attempt to stop last year’s attrition of available providers. This followed up on a $2 billion allocation from a different Special Session in May for essentially the same purpose.

Trump also mentioned DeSantis’ previous hard-line positions on Social Security and Medicare adjustments in his overnight post, positions he has since recanted. The former President has hit DeSantis from the stump on those issues, including during a speech Monday in Iowa.

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Gray Rohrer and Christine Jordan Sexton of Florida Politics contributed to this report.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


12 comments

  • Ian

    March 16, 2023 at 9:02 am

    Every word of that is true.

    • Ocean Joe

      March 16, 2023 at 9:41 am

      Yes, when these guys (Republican politicians) get into a scuffle, they start blurting out the truth.

  • JD

    March 16, 2023 at 9:50 am

    Hell has frozen over! Donald J. Trump has spoken the TRUTH.

    Instead of the BS anti-woke, anti-DEI, and anti-CRT bills, how about some legit solutions to the housing crisis and affordable housing.

    Zero Governance from the GOP and Ronnie.

  • Michael Fischetti

    March 16, 2023 at 10:39 am

    Not only did Governer Desantis sell out the homeowners in Florida in support of big woke insurance. But Currently he is doing the same thing with ALL insurance lines in Florida by his support and eventual signature of proposed HB837 and SB 236. Every major media outlet in florida has called it “Big insurance’s dream bill” and it is well known in the capital he is getting a huge campaign contribution for supporting a bill that leaves Floridians with no rights against billion dollar insurance companies. Its erases a 130 year old law in Florida that was ment to level the playing field against big insurance. Donald Trump is exposing the truth, hopefully its just not too little to late to help Floridians.

    • Gini D

      March 16, 2023 at 10:46 pm

      Bog woke insurance??? What is wrong with you, just how is a insurance company woke in Florida? Or are you just throwing out words to incite stupidity?

    • DeSatan DeSucks

      March 17, 2023 at 4:26 pm

      Dafuq is woke insurance?

  • Joel E

    March 16, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    This bill is soo bad, I can believe there on not many people talking about it. This will change EVERYTHING. Big insurance don’t care about the ramifications of this bill, and it cost Floridians in the end.
    Check out this link, it breaks down the bill pretty well https://www.fischettilawgroup.com/house-bill-837/
    This is not ok…

    -Joel

    • cassandra

      March 16, 2023 at 5:39 pm

      Thanks for the article. This bill is such a gift to DeSantis’ wealthy donors. If Ron signs it into law, Floridians lose their ability to protect themselves from big insurance corporations with unscrupulous lawyers. Trump is telling the truth.

  • No on HB 837 & SB 236

    March 16, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    A vote for HB 837 or SB 236 is not only a vote against Floridians, it’s a vote against Trump. These Rinos in the FL legislature are nothing more than part of the established “swamp.” Vote em all out !

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  • Greg

    March 17, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Ron and his Republican senators and congressmen are going to lose Florida because of this bill. I don’t even like Donald but every word of what he said is true.

  • Al F.

    March 20, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    This article is a flat out lie yet fools buy it hook, line, and sinker. Billboard lawyers use crooked doctors to bill 10x the usual and customary rate by using LOPs (letters of protection). Yet, the actual cost of medical treatment is not allowed to be talked about. Crooked lawyers buy and sell these LOPs because they worth a hell of lot more than any stock you will ever buy. And who pays for these large lawsuit awards? Every citizen of Florida, including you idiots. Higher premiums for and the businesses that pass the cost right along. But you keep believing billionaire John M. He’s for the people, and you just keep paying.

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